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Paper: An Approximation Formula for the Mass Loss Rate of C-rich Stars
Volume: 135, A Half Century of Stellar Pulsation Interpretations: a Tribute to Arthur N. Cox
Page: 333
Authors: Fleischer, A. J.; Arndt, T. U.; Sedlmayr, E.
Abstract: An equation is presented which relates the 6 parameters of the dynamical wind models to the resulting mass loss rate. These models comprise the calculation of time- dependent hydrodynamics as well as a detailed treatment of dust formation, growth and evaporation. The main influence on the mass loss rate is given by the stellar temperature, the stellar mass and luminosity. The influence of the carbon abundance, the pulsational period and the amplitude of the piston are almost negligible. As this mass loss equation is based on physical models, it is free of additional arbitrary parameters and could therefore serve as a more reliable description of the mass loss rate, e.g. in stellar evolution calculations.
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