Catalog of 174 Binary Black Hole Simulations for Gravitational Wave Astronomy
8∶1, orbital eccentricities from a few percent to 10−5, black hole spins up to 98% of the theoretical maximum, and radiated energies up to 11.1% of the initial mass. We establish remarkably good agreement with post-Newtonian precession of orbital and spin directions for two new precessing simulations, and we discuss other applications of this catalog. Formidable challenges remain: e.g., precession complicates the connection of numerical and approximate analytical waveforms, and vast regions of the parameter space remain unexplored.
Mroué, A.H., M.A. Scheel, B. Szilágyi, et al. 2013. "Catalog of 174 Binary Black Hole Simulations for Gravitational Wave Astronomy." Physical Review Letters 111(24): 241104.
American Physical Society
Physical Review Letters
Physics and Astronomy