AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 7 Cataclysmic Variables
Poster, Monday, May 26, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[7.04] A Parametric Study of Cataclysmic Variable Nodal and Apsidal Superhump Oscillations

M.M. Montgomery, M.A. Wood (Florida Institute of Technology)

We present preliminary results of a parametric study regarding smoothed particle hydrodynamic simulations of nodal and/or apsidal superhumps in cataclysmic variable systems. We show disk energy production (i.e., ``light'') curves and their associated Fourier transforms. The simulations are fully three-dimensional. The simulation system secondary-to-primary mass ratio q=M2/M1 spans the full range of observed apsidal superhump values (0.03 < q < 0.35). We compare our simulation results with observations and analytical expressions.

This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation through grant AST-0205902.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: michele@astro.fit.edu

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