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Journal of Gravity
Volume 2013, Article ID 659605, 8 pages
Research Article

Collapse of a Relativistic Self-Gravitating Star with Radial Heat Flux: Impact of Anisotropic Stresses

Department of Physics, P.D. Women’s College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal 735101, India

Received 28 February 2013; Accepted 22 April 2013

Academic Editor: Sergei Odintsov

Copyright © 2013 Ranjan Sharma and Shyam Das. 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.


We develop a simple model for a self-gravitating spherically symmetric relativistic star which begins to collapse from an initially static configuration by dissipating energy in the form of radial heat flow. We utilize the model to show how local anisotropy affects the collapse rate and thermal behavior of gravitationally evolving systems.