Accession Number:

AD0739729

Title:

The Dynamical Evolution of Triple Star Systems: A Numerical Study.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN OBSERVATORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The initial conditions for 800 triple star systems are created and the evolution is followed, usually until the escape of one member. It is found that the angular momentum of the system is the quantity most influential in determining the following distributions the time of disintegration, the velocity and mass of the escaping particle, the semi-major axis, eccentricity and angular momentum of the remaining binary. These quantities are displayed graphically and discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE