Modeling magnetized star-planet interactions: boundary conditions effects
Brun, Allan Sacha
Matt, Sean P.
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Cambridge University Press
We model the magnetized interaction between a star and a close-in planet (SPMIs), using global, magnetohydrodynamic numerical simulations. In this proceedings, we study the effects of the numerical boundary conditions at the stellar surface, where the stellar wind is driven, and in the planetary interior. We show that is it possible to design boundary conditions that are adequate to obtain physically realistic, steady-state solutions for cases with both magnetized and unmagnetized planets. This encourages further development of numerical studies, in order to better constrain and undersand SPMIs, as well as their effects on the star-planet rotational evolution. © 2013 International Astronomical Union.
Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2013
Vol. 8, pp. 330 - 334