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Paper: Modeling the Structure of Hot Star Disks: a Critical Evaluation of the Viscous Decretion Scenario
Volume: 361, Active OB-Stars: Laboratories For Stellar and Circumstellar Physics
Page: 242
Authors: Carciofi, A.C.; Bjorkman, J.E.; Miroshnichenko, A.S.; Magalhaes, A.M.; Bjorkman, K.S.
Abstract: We present self-consistent solutions for the disk structure of classical Be stars. Our disk model is hydrostatically supported in the vertical direction and the radial structure is governed by viscosity (α-disks). We perform 3-D NLTE Monte Carlo simulations to calculate simultaneously both the equilibrium temperature and Hydrogen level populations and to solve self-consistently for the density structure of the disk. We discuss the general properties of the solution for the disk structure and test our model against observations of δ Scorpii. Our results confirm that a viscous decretion disk model is consistent with these observations.
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