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Paper: The Impact of Rotation on Cluster Dynamics
Volume: 211, Massive Stellar Clusters
Page: 190
Authors: Boily, C. M.
Abstract: The evolution of rotating, isolated clusters of stars up to core-collapse is investigated with n-body numerical codes. The simulations start off from axisymmetric generalisations of King profiles, with added global angular momentum. In this contribution we report on results obtained for two sets of single-mass cluster simulations. These confirm the more rapid evolution of even mildly-rotating clusters. A model is presented with rotational energy comparable to Omega Centauri's; it reaches core-collapse in less than half the time required for non-rotating clusters.
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