AuthorsE. Ames, H. Andréasson and A. Logg
TitleOn axisymmetric and stationary solutions of the self-gravitating Vlasov system
AfilliationScientific Computing
Project(s)No Simula project
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity

Axisymmetric and stationary solutions are constructed to the Einstein-Vlasov and Vlasov-Poisson systems. These solutions are constructed numerically, using finite element methods and a fixed-point iteration in which the total mass is fixed at each step. A variety of axisymmetric stationary solutions are exhibited, including solutions with toroidal, disk-like, spindle-like, and composite spatial density configurations, as are solutions with non-vanishing net angular momentum. In the case of toroidal solutions, we show for the first time, solutions of the Einstein-Vlasov system which contain ergoregions.

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