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Paper: Hydrodynamics of Outer Parts of Viscous Decretion Disks of Critically Rotating Stars
Volume: 464, Circumstellar Dynamics at High Resolution
Page: 223
Authors: Kurfürst, P.; Krtička, J.
Abstract: Direct centrifugal ejection of matter from a near-critically rotating equatorial surface of hot stars leads to the outflowing viscous decretion disk formation. The mass and angular momentum loss via such disks can significantly influence the evolution of rapidly rotating stars. The viscosity plays a key role in the outward angular momentum transport as well as in the disk thermal energy generation. We study the dynamics of the outer parts of outflowing viscous disks, which is important for the stellar angular momentum loss. We conclude that the outer disk structure is determined by the spatial variations of the disk temperature and alpha viscosity parameter.
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