New N-body experiments on the spiral structure of galaxies

K. O. Thielheim, H. Wolff
1985 Symposium - International astronomical union  
N-body experiments with stellar disks like those performed by Hohl (1971) and Sellwood (1981) show regular, global, two-armed spiral structures associated with bar formation. The question is whether the spiral is caused by the bar, and if this is true, how the generating mechanism works.
doi:10.1017/s007418090024309x fatcat:hnudmz3l2bb4pmaw3jqrrex5di