The influence of parameters on the flow structure in semidetached binary systems: 3-D numerical modeling
The basic parameters determining the flow pattern for a nonviscous, non-heat-conducting gas in a semidetached binary system without a magnetic field are identified. Three-dimensional gas-dynamical modeling of the mass transfer enables investigation of the influence of these parameters on the structure of gas flows. The parameter on which the flow pattern depends most strongly is the adiabatic index nu. The effect of other parameters is small, and only leads to unimportant quantitative changes in the solutions obtained. The main properties of flows typical of semidetached binaries without magnetic fields are summarized.