Threedimensional distorted black holes
Abstract
We present threedimensional, nonaxisymmetric distorted blackhole initial data which generalize the axisymmetric, distorted, nonrotating [1] and rotating [2] single blackhole data developed by Bernstein, Brandt and Seidel. These initial data should be useful for studying the dynamics of fully 3D, distorted black holes, such as those created by the spiralling coalescence of two black holes. We describe the mathematical construction of several families of such datasets, and show how to construct numerical solutions. We survey quantities associated with the numerically constructed solutions, such as ADM masses, apparent horizons, measurements of the horizon distortion and the maximum possible radiation loss.
 Publication:

Classical and Quantum Gravity
 Pub Date:
 January 2003
 DOI:
 10.1088/02649381/20/1/301
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0206070
 Bibcode:
 2003CQGra..20....1B
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 23 pages, 12 figures, accepted for publication in Classical and Quantum Gravity