Stability of self-gravitating accreting flows
American Physical Society
Analytic methods show stability of the stationary accretion of test fluids but they are inconclusive in the case of self-gravitating stationary flows. We investigate numerically stability of those stationary flows onto compact objects that are trans-sonic and rich in gas. In all studied examples solutions appear stable. Numerical investigation suggests also that the analogy between sonic and event horizons holds for small perturbations of compact support but fails in the case of finite perturbations.
General-relativistic hydrodynamics , Degenerate neutron cores , Spherical accretion , Black-hole , Selfgravitation , Stationary , Formula , Matter , Analog , Code
Mach, P. and Malec, E. (2008) 'Stability of self-gravitating accreting flows', Physical Review D, 78(12), 124016 (10pp). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.124016
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