Computer animations
Numerical simulations of jet-stellar wind interactions (HD, 2D)

Extragalactic jet interacting with a 3 Gyr AGB star at its highest mass-loss rate. The jet plasma is flowing in from the left. The global pressure maps depict a bow shock region established upstream of the contact discontinuity. The tracer of the jet mass fraction shows a sharp decrease at the contact discontinuity. The wake shows von Kármán-like vortices, which in three dimensions would evolve into downstream turbulence.
Last updated 20 June 2018