We first present a recently developed three-dimensional chemodynamic code for galaxy evolution from the Kiev-Kiel collaboration. It follows the evolution of all components of a galaxy, such as dark matter, stars, molecular clouds and diffuse interstellar matter. Dark matter and stars are treated as collisionless N-body systems. The interstellar matter is numerically described by a smoothed particle hydrodynamics approach for the diffuse (hot) gas and a sticky particle scheme for the (cool) molecular clouds. Physical processes, such as star formation, stellar death, or condensation and evaporation processes of clouds interacting with the ISM are described locally. An example application of the model to a star forming dwarf galaxy will be shown for comparison with other codes. Secondly, we will discuss new kinds of exotic chemodynamic processes, as they occur in dense gas-star systems in galactic nuclei, such as non-standard `drag'-force interactions, destructive and gas-producing stellar collisions. Their implementation in one-dimensional dynamic models of galactic nuclei is presented. Future prospects to generalise these to three dimensions are in progress and will be discussed.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
- Pub Date:
- Galaxy: formation;
- 4 pages, 4 figures, "The 5th Workshop on Galactic Chemodynamics" - Swinburne University (9-11 July 2003). To be published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia in 2004 (B.K. Gibson and D. Kawata, eds.). Accepted version, minor changes relative to original