Modelling the Corona of HD 189733 in 3D
SF2A-2014: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Soci´et´e Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique
The braking of main sequence stars originates mainly from their stellar wind. The efficiency of this angular momentum extraction depends on the rotation rate of the star, the acceleration profile of the wind and the coronal magnetic field. The derivation of scaling laws parametrizing the stellar wind torque is important for our understanding of gyro-chronology and the evolution of the rotation rates of stars. In order to understand the impact of complex magnetic topologies on the stellar wind torque, we present three-dimensional, dynamical simulations of the corona of HD 189733. Using the observed complex topology of the magnetic field, we estimate how the torque associated with the wind scales with model parameters and compare those trends to previously published scaling laws.
AS thank A. Vidotto for discussions about the modelling of the corona of HD 189733. This work was supported by the ANR 2011 Blanc Toupies and the ERC project STARS2 (207430). The authors acknowledge CNRS INSU/PNST and CNES/Solar Orbiter fundings. AS acknowledges support from the Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and from the Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (National fellow). We acknowledge access to supercomputers through GENCI (project 1623), Prace, and ComputeCanada infrastructures.
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