Numerical modelling of cold accretion discs in cataclysmic variables: the superhump phenomenon
Abstract:The three-dimensional gas dynamic simulations of flow structure in binaries show the formation of the precessional spiral density wave in inner parts of a cold accretion disc. The precessional wave model is able to explain all types of observed superhump.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Publication date: 2007-02-01