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Paper: Modeling Star Formation with Dust
Volume: 352, New Horizons in Astronomy: Frank N. Bash Symposium 2005
Page: 293
Authors: Urban, A.; Evans, N.J. II; Doty, S.D.; Martel, H.
Abstract: Recent simulations of clustered star formation have incorporated many physical processes, yet coupling radiative transfer to the hydrodynamics has proven to be a difficult problem. We attempt to simplify this problem by making approximations to the heating and cooling terms in the energy equations, specifically gas-dust grain collisions, CO cooling rates, and cosmic-ray heating. Combining a recently developed hydrodynamics algorithm, SPH with particlesplitting, with our simplified heating-cooling algorithm, we plan to study the formation of young stars in a cluster while stars form nearby and heat the surrounding medium.
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