A tree code for planetesimal dynamics: Comparison with a hybrid direct code

Authors
Brunini, Adrian; Viturro, Hector Ruben
Publication Year
2003
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We present a tree code for simulations of collisional systems dominated by a central mass. We describe the implementation of the code and the results of some test runs with which the performance of the code was tested. A comparison between the behaviour of the tree code and a direct hybrid integrator is also presented. The main result is that tree codes can be useful in numerical simulations of planetary accretion, especially during intermediate stages, where possible runaway accretion and dynamical friction lead to a population with a few large bodies in low-eccentricity and low-inclination orbits embedded in a large swarm of small planetesimals in rather excited orbits. Some strategies to improve the performance of the code are also discussed.
Fil: Brunini, Adrian. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Astrofísica La Plata. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas. Instituto de Astrofísica la Plata; Argentina
Fil: Viturro, Hector Ruben. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Astrofísica La Plata. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas. Instituto de Astrofísica la Plata; Argentina
Subject
ACCRETION, ACCRETION DISCS
CELESTIAL MECHANICS
METHODS: NUMERICAL
SOLAR SYSTEM: GENERAL
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/36894