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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2015, Article ID 196304, 19 pages
Research Article

Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Interaction of Winds within a Collapsing Turbulent Gas Cloud

Departamento de Investigación en Física, Universidad de Sonora, 83000 Hermosillo, SON, Mexico

Received 6 January 2015; Accepted 20 April 2015

Academic Editor: William Reach

Copyright © 2015 Guillermo Arreaga-García and Julio Saucedo-Morales. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


By using the particle-based code Gadget2, we follow the evolution of a gas giant molecular cloud, in which a set of gas particles representing the wind are created by a Monte Carlo scheme and suddenly move outwards from the cloud’s center. The particles representing the gas cloud initially have a velocity according to a turbulent spectrum built in a Fourier space of 643 grid elements. The level of turbulence and the temperature of the cloud are both adjusted so that a gravitational collapse of the cloud is initially induced. All the winds are activated in a very early stage of evolution of the cloud. We consider only two kinds of winds, namely, one with spherical symmetry and the second one of a bipolar collimated jet. In order to assess the dynamical change in the cloud due to interactions with the winds, we show isovelocity and isodensity plots for all our simulations. We also report on the accretion centers detected at the last simulation time available for each model.