Recent developments in non-ideal magnetohydrodynamic simulations of protoplanetary disks suggest that instead of being traditional turbulent (viscous) accretion disks, they have a largely laminar flow with accretion driven by large-scale wind torques. These disks are possibly threaded by Hall-effect generated large-scale horizontal magnetic fields. We have examined the dynamics of the corotation region of a low mass planet embedded in such a disk and the evolution of the associated migration torque. These disks lack strong turbulence and associated turbulent diffusion, and the presence of a magnetic field and radial gas flow presents a situation outside the applicability of previous corotation torque theory. We summarize the analytical analysis of the corotation torque, give details on the numerical methods used, and in particular the relative merits of different numerical schemes for the inviscid problem.
Journal of Physics Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- May 2018
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
- 7 pages, 4 figures, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: ASTRONUM-2017