The Solution of TwoDimensional Problems in Astrophysics.
Abstract
Techniques for studying the general hydrodynamic behavior of problems in two dimensional cylindrical coordinates with rotational symmetry are discussed. The hydrodynamic behavior of offcenter point explosions in stars is considered. An important application of these calculations is the possible formation of high velocity pulsars. Unless a supernova mechanism can be found which is able to produce enough energy in a small region of the star, offcenter explosions do not provide a satisfactory explanation for high velocity pulsars. Research to determine whether the impact of an expanding supernova shell on a binary companion star can disrupt the binary system is presented. It is unlikely that the collision between the supernova shell and the companion star will have a significant effect on the orbit of the binary system except perhaps in a few extreme cases.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 November 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978PhDT.........8F
 Keywords:

 Physics: Astronomy and Astrophysics;
 Astrophysics;
 Hydrodynamics;
 Poisson Equation;
 Pulsars;
 Stellar Mass Ejection;
 Two Dimensional Bodies;
 Ablation;
 Euler Equations Of Motion;
 Supernovae;
 Astrophysics