Abstract

Poster - Splinter Computation   (virtual room B)

Hydrodynamic Simulations of theGravitational Collapse of a Pebble Cloud

M.-L. Steinmeyer (1), H. Klahr (1), A. Johansen (2)
(1) Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and (2) University of Copenhagen

Observations of transneptunian objects show a large fraction of binary pairs with components of similar size and colour. Previous work has shown that the gravitational collapse of a pebble cloud is an efficient mechanism for producing such systems. In this talk I will presents simulations of gravitational collapse of a pebble cloud using the PENCIL-Code considering different particle Stokes numbers. I will describe the setup of the simulations highlighting some of the important considerations. The results are compared to N-body simulations of cloud collapse and observations.