Volume 387, Number 1, May III 2002
|Page(s)||244 - 257|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||15 May 2002|
Line-blanketed model atmospheres for WR stars
Institut für Physik, Astrophysik, Universität Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
2 Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zentrum SEC, Scheuchzer Str. 7, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
3 PMOD/WRC, 7260 Davos Dorf, Switzerland
Corresponding author: G. Gräfener, email@example.com
Accepted: 20 February 2002
We describe the treatment of iron group line-blanketing in non-LTE model atmospheres for WR stars. As an example, a blanketed model for the early-type WC star WR 111 is compared to its un-blanketed counterpart. Blanketing affects the ionization structure and the emergent flux distribution of our models. The radiation pressure, as computed within our models, falls short by only a factor of two to provide the mechanical power of the WR wind.
Key words: stars: Wolf-Rayet / stars: atmospheres / stars: abundances / stars: early-type / stars: mass loss / stars: individual: WR 111
© ESO, 2002
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