AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 15. Black Holes Observed and Modeled
Poster, Monday, January 6, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[15.09] Jet Formation with 3-D General Relativistic MHD Simulations

G. A. Richardson, K.-I. Nishikawa, R. Preece (NSSTC), P. Hardee (Univ. Alabama, Tuscaloosa), S. Koide (Toyama Univ.), K. Shibata (Kyoto Univ.), T. Kudoh (Univ. of Western Ontario), H. Sol (Obs. de Paris-Meudon), J. P. Hughes (Rutgers Univ.), J. Fishman (NSSTC)

We have investigated the dynamics of an accretion disk around Schwarzschild black holes initially threaded by a uniform poloidal magnetic field in a non-rotating corona (in a steady-state infalling state) around a non-rotating black hole using 3-D GRMHD with the ``axisymmetry'' along the z-direction. The magnetic field is tightly twisted by the rotation of the accretion disk, and plasmas in the shocked region of the disk are accelerated by the J \times B force to form bipolar relativistic jets.

In order to investigate variabilities of generated relativistic jets and the magnetic field structure inside jets, we have performed calculations using the 3-D GRMHD code with a full 3-dimensional system without the axisymmetry. We have investigated how the third dimension affects the global disk dynamics and jet generation. We will perform simulations with various incoming flows from an accompanying star.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: georgia.richardson@msfc.nasa.gov

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