Supernova Explosions Inside Pre-existing Wind-Driven Cavities: Spherically Symmetric Models

  • G. Tenorio-Tagle
  • P. Bodenheimer
  • J. Franco
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This paper presents some preliminary results on the evolution of supernova explosions propagating inside wind-driven bubbles. The hydrodynamic simulations are performed with a Lagrangian one dimensional code and include the evolution of a strong stellar wind from the Type II supernova progenitor. This wind, with M = 10-5 M yr-1 and V = 103 kms-1, creates a large and expanding interstellar bubble with a massive outer shell. The SN ejecta evolve in the complex density distribution of the bubble and generate a series of reflected shock waves as the blast wave encounters different density stratifications.


Blast Wave Stellar Wind Contact Discontinuity Supernova Remnant Supernova Explosion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Tenorio-Tagle
    • 1
  • P. Bodenheimer
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Franco
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Astrophysik und Institut für Extraterrestrische PhysikMax-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikGarchingFed.Rep.of Germany
  2. 2.Lick ObservatoryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA
  3. 3.Instituto de AstronomiaUNAMMexico D.F.Mexico

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