Impact of the Hall effect in star formation, improving the angular momentum conservation

P. Marchand, K. Tomida, B. Commerçon, G. Chabrier

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We present here a minor modification of our numerical implementation of the Hall effect for the 2D Riemann solver used in Constrained Transport schemes, as described in a former paper. In the previous work, the tests showed that the angular momentum was not conserved during protostellar collapse simulations, with significant impact. By removing the whistler waves speed from the characteristic speeds of non-magnetic variables in the 1D Riemann solver, we were able to improve the angular momentum conservation in our test-case by one order of magnitude, while keeping the second-order numerical convergence of the scheme. We also reproduce the simulations of a previous study with consistent resistivities, the three non-ideal magnetohydrodynamic effects and initial rotation, and agree with their results. In this case, the violation of angular momentum conservation is negligible in regard to the total angular momentum and the angular momentum of the disk.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA66
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
  • Methods: numerical
  • Stars: evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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