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2013MNRAS.428.1631B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 428, 1631-1642 (2013/January-2)

Simulating sinking satellites with SUPERBOX-10.


Abstract (from CDS):

superbox-10 is the successor of superbox, a particle-mesh code where additional grids and sub-grids are applied to regions of high particle density. Previous limitations have been solved. For instance, the vertical resolution is improved considerably when flattened grids are used. Since the computationally most intensive part is the Fast Fourier Transform, we introduce a parallelized version using the library fftw, resulting in a speed-up of a few. The new features are tested using a galaxy model consisting of an exponential disc, a bulge and a dark matter halo. We demonstrate that the use of flattened grids efficiently reduces numerical heating. We simulate the merging of disc-bulge-halo galaxies with small spherical satellites. As a result, satellites on orbits with both low eccentricity and inclination heat the disc most efficiently. Moreover, we find that most of the satellite's energy and angular momentum is transferred to the halo.

Abstract Copyright: © 2012 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2012)

Journal keyword(s): methods: numerical - solar neighbourhood - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: structure

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