A set of simulations concerning the influence of internal energy on the stability of relativistic jets is presented. Results show that perturbations saturate when the amplitude of the velocity perturbation approaches the speed of light limit. Also, contrary to what predicted by linear stability theory, jets with higher specific internal energy appear to be more stable.
- Pub Date:
- December 2002
- 4 pages, 2 figures. To be published in proceedings of the V Scientific Meeting of the SEA (Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics III), Toledo, Spain, September 9-13, 2002. Ed. J. Gallego, J. Zamorano and N. Cardiel, ASSL, Kluwer. Uploaded version of figure 3 is low resolution due to size problems: available high resolution version on request to Manuel Perucho (Manuel.Perucho@uv.es)