The accretion disc particle method for simulations of black hole feeding and feedback

@article{Power2010TheAD,
  title={The accretion disc particle method for simulations of black hole feeding and feedback},
  author={Chris Power and S Nayakshin and Andrew King},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={412},
  pages={269-276}
}
Black holes grow by accreting matter from their surroundings. However, angular momentum provides an efficient natural barrier to accretion and so only the lowest angular momentum material will be available to feed the black holes. The standard subgrid model for black hole accretion in galaxy formation simulations - based on the Bondi-Hoyle method - does not account for the angular momentum of accreting material, and so it is not clear how representative the black hole accretion rate estimated… 

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