Our Strategy

Construct a differentially rotating, axisymmetric n = 3/2 polytropic model (position A) just past the point of dynamical instability along the axisymmetric sequence. Follow the development of the resulting instability in a fully self-consistent manner using hydrodynamical techniques.

If the initially axisymmetric model evolves to a steady-state "ellipsoidal" configuration (position B), "cool" the configuration slowly to see if it evolves along a dumbbell-binary sequence.

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