Unequal-Mass Collision:

Viscous Dissipation

Color indicates viscous dissipation in shocks; dark blue regions are adiabatic, while bright red indicates the strongest shocks. Only the 2048 particles nearest the orbital plane at each instant are shown. The system is viewed along the orbital axis.

Joshua E. Barnes (barnes@ifa.hawaii.edu)
Last modified: December 31, 1999