Three-dimensional modelling of proton ingestion episodes in low-mass stars

Stuart A. Heap, Richard J. Stancliffe, John C. Lattanzio, David S P Dearborn

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We have modelled a dual shell flash (DSF) in a low-metallicity 1.5M AGB star using the 3-dimensional hydrodynamic program "Djehuty", observing how the evolution of these events compares to 1-dimensional models, which are hypothesised to be inaccurate due to the simplifications in the treatment of convective processes. In particular, the stability of the separated convective structure following hydrogen ignition is investigated. In both models constructed, the split convective zone structure was found to be unstable, with the velocities within the inner convective zone increasing until material breaks through the gap and recombines the two regions into a large single convective region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst Stars IV - From Hayashi to the Future
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventConference on FIRST STARS - From Hayashi to the Future 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 21 May 201225 May 2012
Conference number: 4th


ConferenceConference on FIRST STARS - From Hayashi to the Future 2012


  • Hydrodynamics
  • Intermediate-Mass
  • Low-Mass
  • Population II
  • Population III
  • Proton Ingestion
  • Stellar Evolution

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