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shearing box

(method of simulating 3D MHD in disks)

Shearing box is a technique for a three dimensional model of a accretion disks (and perhaps other disks) that incorporates magnetohydrodynamics. It is a means of considering a section of the disk (defining a box around this portion) specifically including the third (z) dimension, in such way that the model results can be generalized to the whole disk,


(technique,MHD,computation,disks)
http://adsbit.harvard.edu//full/1995ApJ...440..742H/0000742.000.html

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