In this study, we present and validate a variation of recently developed physically motivated sub-grid prescriptions for supernova feedback that account for the unresolved energy-conserving phase of the bubble expansion. Our model builds upon the implementation publicly available in the mesh-less hydrodynamic code GIZMO, and is coupled with the chemistry library KROME. Here, we test it against different set-ups to address how it affects the formation/dissociation of molecular hydrogen (H 2 ). First, we explore very idealized conditions, to show that it can accurately reproduce the terminal momentum of the blast-wave independent of resolution. Then, we apply it to a suite of numerical simulations of an isolated Milky Way-like galaxy and compare it with a similar run employing the delayed-cooling sub-grid prescription. We find that the delayed-cooling model, by pressurizing ad hoc the gas, is more effective in suppressing star formation. However, to get this effect, it must maintain the gas warm/hot at densities where it is expected to cool efficiently, artificially changing the thermochemical state of the gas, and reducing the H 2 abundance even in dense gas. Mechanical feedback, on the other hand, is able to reproduce the H 2 column densities without altering the gas thermodynamics, and, at the same time, drives more powerful outflows. However, being less effective in suppressing star formation, it overpredicts the Kennicutt-Schmidt relation by a factor of about 2.5. Finally, we show that the model is consistent at different resolution levels, with only mild differences.
Lupi, A. (2019). H 2 chemistry in galaxy simulations: An improved supernova feedback model. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 484(2), 1687-1701.
|Citazione:||Lupi, A. (2019). H 2 chemistry in galaxy simulations: An improved supernova feedback model. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 484(2), 1687-1701.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||H 2 chemistry in galaxy simulations: An improved supernova feedback model|
LUPI, ALESSANDRO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Rivista:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz100|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|