Springer Theses

Numerical Simulation of Viscous Shocked Accretion Flows Around Black Holes

Authors: Giri, Kinsuk

  • Nominated for Springer Theses by S.N. Bose National Research Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India
  • Instead of assumptions of toy models, this thesis contains step-by-step numerically simulated results to verify the existence of theoretical self-consistent generalized viscous transonic flow shock solutions
  • Demonstrates that the latest ‘Avatar’ of the accretion/outflow picture, the Generalized Two Component Advective Flow (GTCAF), is capable of explaining almost all the black hole observational results
  • Addresses the challenge of approximating the turbulent viscosity
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The work developed in this thesis addresses very important and relevant issues of accretion processes around black holes. Beginning by studying the time variation of the evolution of inviscid accretion discs around black holes and their properties, the author investigates the change of the pattern of the flows when the strength of the shear viscosity is varied and cooling is introduced. He succeeds to verify theoretical predictions of the so called Two Component Advective Flow (TCAF) solution of the accretion problem onto black holes through numerical simulations under different input parameters. TCAF solutions are found to be stable. And thus explanations of spectral and timing properties (including Quasi-Period Oscillations, QPOs) of galactic and extra-galactic black holes based on shocked TCAF models appear to have a firm foundation.

About the authors

Dr. Kinsuk Giri performed his research for his PhD thesis at S.N. Bose National Research Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India, under supervision of Prof. S.K. Chakrabarti. He was awarded his PhD from Jadavpur University in 2013. Afterwards he took up a postdoc position at the Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Giri, Kinsuk

    Pages 1-28

  • Overview of Numerical Simulations on Accretion Processes and Our Objectives

    Giri, Kinsuk

    Pages 29-42

  • Governing Equations and Computational Methods

    Giri, Kinsuk

    Pages 43-67

  • Simulation Procedure and the Test of the Code

    Giri, Kinsuk

    Pages 69-75

  • Simulation for Inviscid Sub-Keplerian Flows and Shocks

    Giri, Kinsuk

    Pages 77-90

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Numerical Simulation of Viscous Shocked Accretion Flows Around Black Holes
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09540-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09540-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09539-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38472-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 129
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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