Applying Schwarzschild's orbit superposition method to barred or non-barred disc galaxies

12 May 2015 Vasiliev Eugene Athanassoula E.

We present an implementation of the Schwarzschild orbit superposition method which can be used for constructing self-consistent equilibrium models of barred or non-barred disc galaxies, or of elliptical galaxies with figure rotation. This is a further development of the publicly available code SMILE; its main improvements include a new efficient representation of an arbitrary gravitational potential using two-dimensional spline interpolation of Fourier coefficients in the meridional plane, as well as the ability to deal with rotation of the density profile and with multicomponent mass models... (read more)

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  • ASTROPHYSICS OF GALAXIES