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Paper: Preliminary Results of Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Deflagration Phase of the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae
Volume: 385, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2007
Page: 97
Authors: Jordan, G.C. IV; Fisher, R.T.; Townsley, D.M.; Calder, A.C.; Graziani, C.; Asida, S.; Lamb, D.Q.; Truran, J.W.
Abstract: We report the results of a series of three-dimensional (3-D) simulations of the deflagration phase of the gravitationally confined detonation mechanism for Type Ia supernovae. In this mechanism, ignition occurs at one or several off-center points, resulting in a burning bubble of hot ash that rises rapidly, breaks through the surface of the star, and collides at a point opposite breakout on the stellar surface. We find that detonation conditions are robustly reached in our 3-D simulations for a range of initial conditions and resolutions.
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