Reducing orbital eccentricity in binary black hole simulations

Harald P. Pfeiffer, Duncan A. Brown, Lawrence E. Kidder, Lee Lindblom, Geoffrey Lovelace, Mark A. Scheel

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Abstract

Binary black hole simulations starting from quasi-circular (i.e., zero radial velocity) initial data have orbits with small but non-zero orbital eccentricities. Nonzero radial velocities are added to the quasi-equilibrium formalism for constructing binary black hole initial data, and it is demonstrated how the orbital frequency and radial velocities can be tuned to obtain inspirai trajectories with significantly reduced orbital eccentricity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages1597-1599
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9812834265, 9789812834263
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2006Jul 29 2006

Publication series

Name11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity

Other

Other11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/067/29/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Pfeiffer, H. P., Brown, D. A., Kidder, L. E., Lindblom, L., Lovelace, G., & Scheel, M. A. (2008). Reducing orbital eccentricity in binary black hole simulations. In 11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity (pp. 1597-1599). (11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812834300_0205