Joel E. Tohline
Kimberly C. B. New
In 1986, Izumi Hachisu published two papers in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (Vol. 61, p. 479; Vol. 62, p. 461) describing "A Versatile Method for Obtaining Structures of Rapidly Rotating Stars." (Henceforth, we will refer to this method as the Hachisu Self-Consistent-Field, or HSCF, technique.) We have found the HSCF technique to be an extremely powerful tool for constructing equilibrium configurations of self-gravitating fluid systems under a wide variety of different circumstances. For example, it can be used to generate:
|As has been mentioned briefly in the context of spherical polytropic configurations [Eqs. III.A.39 & III.A.3] and in the context of axisymmetric objects in simple rotation [Eqs. III.F.13 & III.F.24], through an SCF technique one iterates back and forth between solutions to the (pair of) equations that govern an object's equilibrium structure until a satisfactory, "self-consistent" solution to the combined (pair of) equations has been determined. On the accompanying pages, we provide:|
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