We present preliminary results of 3-D hydro simulations of the interstellar medium evolution in dwarf spheroidal galaxies undergoing star formation for the first time. The star formation is assumed to occur in a sequence of instantaneus bursts separated by quiescent periods. Different models are made changing the number and the intensity of the bursts in such a way that the final mass of the formed stars remains the same. We followed the enrichment of the ISM taking into account the contribution of both type Ia and II supernovae. The aim of our models is to find a star formation history compatible with the observed spread of stellar age and metallicity in such galaxies and to reproduce the observed mass-metallicity relation.
IAU Colloq. 198: Near-fields cosmology with dwarf elliptical galaxies
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- 6 pages, 3 figures, use iauc.cls. Oral presentation to appear in the proceedings of "IAU Colloquium 198 - Near-Field Cosmology with Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies", Les Diablerets 14-18 March 2005, B. Binggeli and H. Jerjen eds