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Common-envelope simulations

One-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations of the common envelope binary interaction phase led by former PhD student Jean-Claude Passy.
Project summary
We use one-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations to study the common envelope evolution. This phase is believed to be responsible for the formation of numerous astrophysical objects and phenomena, including planetary nebulae, Type Iae progenitors and gamma-ray bursts.
About the simulation codes
The three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations are performed using two different codes: Enzo and SNSPH. We also use the stellar evolution code MESA to create one-dimensional sequences.
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