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Same analyses as in Challenge 2 and 3, but with cluster on eccentric orbit and “polluting” stars from tidal tails. The models posted in the streams section were not evolved with stellar evolution and for a Hubble time, but Andreas sent me files for that. Will upload them if there is interest.
Different models with angular momentum are within the group: collapsing spheres, cold fractal collapse, cluster mergers.
Below snapshots of 3 cold(ish) collapses of homogeneous spheres with angular momentum. Initial virial ratios and angular momentum were taken from the 3 models described in Gott (1972). The models contain 2e5 stars, a Kroupa IMF between 0.1 and 100 Msun and snapshots are at t=30 [NBODY]. The amount of rotation is quantified with Peebles parameter in the title:
Merger between 2 clusters of equal mass, equal containing 1e5 stars, a Kroupa IMF between 0.1 and 100 Msun. The initial orbit of the cluster pair had zero energy and different angular momentum. The
For both collapse and mergers collapse contain:
Below snapshots of two cold(ish) collapses of isolated spheres with N=64k, equal mass stars, non-homogeneous initial density distribution (fractal dimension D = 2.8, 2.4, as in the file name), and approximate solid-body rotation. The configurations are characterized by the same initial values of virial ratio and global angular momentum as in the homogeneous case #3 (with ). The simulations have been performed with STARLAB and the snapshots are taken at T=20 [NBODY].
The file header contains: N, T, coordinates and velocities of the center of mass. The file format is as follow: