EDP Sciences

Vol. 537
In section 15. Numerical methods and codes

A new code to study structures in collisionally active, perturbed debris discs: application to binaries

by P. Thébault, A&A 537, A65

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The author presents a new set of algorithms for studying the collisionally dominated steady state structure of debris disks in two dimensions forced by an eccentrically orbiting companion. The effects of Poynting-Robertson drag, particle destruction, and rebunching of the fragments are all included explicitly. The model also computes the parameters necessary for producing images of such disks.