8-12 juin, 2014


Behaviour of pulsations in hydrodynamic models of massive stars

Catherine Lovekin (Mount Allison University)

Joyce Guzik (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

We have calculated the pulsations of massive stars using a non-linear hydrodynamic code including time-dependent convection. The basic structure models are based on a standard grid published by Meynet et al. (1994). Using the basic structure, we calculated envelope models, which include the outer few percent of the star. These models go down to depths of at least 2 million K. These models, which range from 40 to 85 solar masses, show a range of pulsation behaviours. We find models with very long period pulsations ( > 100d), resulting in high amplitude changes in the surface properties. We also find a few models that show outburst-like behaviour. The details of this behaviour are discussed, including calculations of the resulting wind-mass loss rates.

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