- Published on 06 January 2012
In section 15. Numerical methods and codes
A new code to study structures in collisionally active, perturbed debris discs: application to binaries
The author presents a new set of algorithms for studying the collisionally dominated steady state structure of debris disks in two dimensions forced by an eccentrically orbiting companion. The effects of Poynting-Robertson drag, particle destruction, and rebunching of the fragments are all included explicitly. The model also computes the parameters necessary for producing images of such disks.