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Paper: Simulating the Circum-stellar Environment of Supernova and GRB Progenitors by Combining Stellar Evolution Models and Hydrodynamical Code
Volume: 453, Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools, and Outcome
Page: 75
Authors: Georgy, C.; Walder, R.; Folini, D.
Abstract: The medium around massive stars is strongly shaped by the stellar winds. Those winds depend on various stellar parameters (effective temperature, luminosity, chemical composition, rotation, ...), which are varying as a function of the time. Using the wind properties obtained by classical stellar evolution code allows for the multi-D hydrodynamical simulation of the circum-stellar medium accounting for the time variations of the wind. We present here the preliminary results of the simulation of the medium around a fast rotating star. Comparing the results of such simulations with the observed properties of the circum-stellar medium will allow to better understand the interactions of the stellar winds with the interstellar medium, and could give hints on the past history of the mass loss around massive stars, providing constraints for stellar models.
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