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Paper: Predicting Dust Distribution in Protoplanetary Discs
Volume: 321, Extrasolar Planets: Today and Tomorrow
Page: 319
Authors: Barriere-Fouchet, L.; Gonzalez, J.-F.; Humble, R.J.; Maddison, S.T.; Murray, J.R.
Abstract: We present the results of three-dimensional numerical simulations that include the effects of hydrodynamical forces and gas drag upon an evolving dusty gas disk. We briefly describe a new parallel, two phase numerical code based upon the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) technique in which the gas and dust phases are represented by two distinct types of particles. We use the code to follow the dynamical evolution of a population of grains in a gaseous protoplanetary disk in order to understand the distribution of grains of different sizes within the disk. Our "grains" range from metre to submillimetre in size.
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