AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 27 Asymmetries in Type Ia Supernovae
Topical Session, Tuesday, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:15-6:00pm, May 31, 2005, 102 B

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[27.02] The Birth, Life, and Death of Flames and Detonations in SNe Ia

J.C. Niemeyer, W. Schmidt, C. Klingenberg, A. Maier, J. Pfannes (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Multidimensional simulations of exploding Chandrasekhar mass white dwarfs so far have concentrated on the propagation of thermonuclear flames and detonations using simple assumptions about their ignition and survival. Recent studies have shown that the location and structure of igniting flames can have a strong impact on the global parameters of the explosion. Furthermore, the behavior of detonations propagating through an inhomogeneous medium of partially burned material has been analyzed. The current state of these investigations will be presented.

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