In this paper we study the gravitational instability in presence of viscosity. In particular, the standard Jeans Mechanism is analyzed taking into account bulk-viscosity effects in the first-order Newtonian dynamics. We show how the perturbation evolution is dumped by dissipative processes and the top-down fragmentation mechanism is suppressed for strong viscous effects. The critical value of the Jeans Mass remains unchanged also in presence of bulk viscosity.

The Jeans Mechanism and bulk-viscosity effects

Montani, G.
2016

Abstract

In this paper we study the gravitational instability in presence of viscosity. In particular, the standard Jeans Mechanism is analyzed taking into account bulk-viscosity effects in the first-order Newtonian dynamics. We show how the perturbation evolution is dumped by dissipative processes and the top-down fragmentation mechanism is suppressed for strong viscous effects. The critical value of the Jeans Mass remains unchanged also in presence of bulk viscosity.
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