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The influence of winds on the time-dependent behaviour of self-gravitating accretion discs

Shadmehri, Mohsen (2009) The influence of winds on the time-dependent behaviour of self-gravitating accretion discs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 395 (2). pp. 877-883. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

We study effects of winds on the time evolution of isothermal, self-gravitating accretion discs by adopting a radius dependent mass loss rate because of the existence of the wind. Our similarity and semi-analytical solution describes time evolution of the system in the slow accretion limit. The disc structure is distinct in the inner and outer parts, irrespective of the existence of the wind. We show that existence of wind will lead to a reduction of the surface density in the inner and outer parts of the disc in comparison to a no-wind solution. Also, the radial velocity significantly increases in the outer part of the disc, however, the accretion rate decreases due to the reduced surface density in comparison to the no-wind solution. In the inner part of the disc, mass loss due to the wind is negligible according to our solution. But the radial size of this no-wind inner region becomes smaller for stronger winds.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Preprint version of original article. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.14561.x)
Keywords: accretion; accretion discs; star formation; quasars; time-dependent; self-gravitating;
Subjects: Science & Engineering > Mathematical Physics
Item ID: 2792
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.14561.x
Depositing User: Mohsen Shadmehri
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 13:59
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Refereed: No
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