19-23 October 2020
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The presence of backflow in the simulated MHD disks

22 Oct 2020, 15:05


Ms Ruchi Mishra (Camk)


We perform resistive MHD simulations of accretion disk with alpha-viscosity, accreting onto a rotating star endowed with a magnetic dipole. We find backflow in the presence of strong magnetic field and large resistivity, and probe for the dependence on Prandtl number. We find that in the magnetic case the distance from the star at which backflow begins, the stagnation radius, is different than in the hydrodynamic case, and shows non-stationary behavior.

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Ms Ruchi Mishra (Camk)

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