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dc.contributor.advisorWise, John
dc.contributor.authorClark, Michael C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-27T13:23:46Z
dc.date.available2016-05-27T13:23:46Z
dc.date.created2016-05
dc.date.issued2016-04-12
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/55005
dc.description.abstractA new method for generating initial data for simulations of neutron stars in binary systems. The construction of physically relevant initial data is crucial to accurate assessment of gravitational wave signals relative to theoretical predictions. This method builds upon the Bowen-York curvature for puncture black holes. This data is evolved and compared against simulations in the literature with respect to orbital eccentricity, merger and collapse times, and emitted energy and angular momentum. The data exhibits some defects, including large central density oscillations in stars and center of mass drift in unequal-mass systems. Some approaches for improvements in potential future work are discussed.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectNumerical relativity
dc.subjectAstrophysics
dc.subjectNeutron stars
dc.subjectGravitational waves
dc.titleBowen-type initial data for simulations of neutron stars in binary systems
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLaguna, Pablo
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShoemaker, Deirdre
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCadonati, Laura
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBader, David
dc.date.updated2016-05-27T13:23:46Z


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