Spiral shocks in accretion disks.

We perform two-dimensional numerical calculations of the tidal interaction between the companion star and the disc around the primary in a cataclysmic variable system with parameters appropriate for the eclipsing dwarf nova binary IP Peg. We show that a spiral shock pattern is indeed obtained. We find, however, that it is impossible to reproduce the two-armed spiral that has been recently observed in IP Peg for realistic discs.

Main Author: Godon, Patrick.
Other Authors: Livio, Mario., Lubow, Steve.
Language: English
Published: 1997
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