Amplification of azimuthal modes with odd wave numbers during dynamical bar-mode growth in rotating stars

Yasufumi Kojima, Motoyuki Saijo

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Nonlinear growth of the bar-mode deformation is studied for a differentially rotating star with supercritical rotational energy. In particular, the growth mechanism of some azimuthal modes with odd wave numbers is examined by comparing a simplified mathematical model with a realistic simulation. Mode coupling to even modes, i.e., the bar mode and higher harmonics, significantly enhances the amplitudes of odd modes, unless they are exactly zero initially. Therefore, other modes which are not axially symmetric cannot be neglected at late times in the growth of the unstable bar mode even when starting from an almost axially symmetric state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124001
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 2
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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