Limb-darkened radiation-driven winds from massive stars

We calculated the influence of the limb-darkened finite-disk correction factor in the theory of radiation-driven winds from massive stars. We solved the one-dimensional m-CAK hydrodynamical equation of rotating radiation-driven winds for all three known solutions, i.e., fast, Ω-slow, and δ-slow. We...

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Autores principales: Curé, Michel, Cidale, Lydia Sonia, Rial, D. F.
Formato: Articulo
Lenguaje:Inglés
Publicado: 2012
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Acceso en línea:http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/84559
Aporte de:SEDICI (UNLP) de Universidad Nacional de La Plata Ver origen
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Sumario:We calculated the influence of the limb-darkened finite-disk correction factor in the theory of radiation-driven winds from massive stars. We solved the one-dimensional m-CAK hydrodynamical equation of rotating radiation-driven winds for all three known solutions, i.e., fast, Ω-slow, and δ-slow. We found that for the fast solution, the mass-loss rate is increased by a factor of 10%, while the terminal velocity is reduced about 10%, when compared with the solution using a finite-disk correction factor from a uniformly bright star. For the other two slow solutions, the changes are almost negligible. Although we found that the limb darkening has no effects on the wind-momentum-luminosity relationship, it would affect the calculation of synthetic line profiles and the derivation of accurate wind parameters.