Recovery from Giant Eruptions in Massive Stars

A. Kashi, K. Davidson, R. M. Humphreys

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We perform radiation hydrodynamic simulations to study how very massive stars recover from giant eruptions. The post eruption star experience strong mass loss due to strong winds, driven by radial pulsations in the star's interior, that operate by the κ-mechanism. The mass loss history obtained in our simulations resembles η Car's history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Physics of Evolved Stars
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference Dedicated to the Memory of Olivier Chesneau
EditorsF. Millour, T. Lanz, E. Lagadec
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9782759819072
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
EventPhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015 - Nice, France
Duration: Jun 8 2015Jun 12 2015

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963


OtherPhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015

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