Interaction of multidimensional convection and radial pulsation

Chris M. Geroux, Robert G. Deupree
2013 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
We have previously calculated a number of 2D hydrodynamic simulations of convection and pulsation to full amplitude. These revealed a significantly better fit to the observed light curves near the red edge of the instability strip in the globular cluster M 3 than did previous 1D mixing length models. Here we compare those 2D results with our new 3D hydrodynamic simulations calculated with the same code. As expected, the horizontal spatial behaviour of convection in 2D and 3D is quite different,
more » ... but the time dependence of the convective flux on pulsation phase is quite similar. The difference in pulsation growth rate is only about 0.1% per period, with the 3D models having more damping at each of the five effective temperatures considered. Full amplitude pulsation light curves in 2D and 3D are compared.
doi:10.1017/s1743921313014828 fatcat:rv4otksg3nampmr35a3qlogqpy