Simulation of the boundary layer in white dwarf with the SPH method

  • D. Molteni
  • G. Giannone
II. X-ray Binaries
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 385)


The boundary layer between an accretion disk and the surface of a compact object is simulated using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. The equations include radiation, which is treated in the flux limited diffusion approximation. The integrated equations and some numerical simulations of the 31) motion of the gas are presented.


accretion disk boundary layer numerical methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Molteni
    • 1
  • G. Giannone
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Fisica dell'UniversitàPalermoItaly

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