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Numerical simulations of jet-stellar wind interactions (HD, 2D)

Extragalactic jet interacting with a 3 Gyr AGB star at its highest mass-loss rate. The jet plasma is flowing in from the left. The global pressure maps depict a bow shock region established upstream of the contact discontinuity. The tracer of the jet mass fraction shows a sharp decrease at the contact discontinuity. The wake shows von Kármán-like vortices, which in three dimensions would evolve into downstream turbulence.
Wykes, Perucho, Jones et al., 2023, in prep.

Last updated 11 February 2023