RUIZ-BONILLA, SERGIO (2022) Planetary Giant Impacts: Simulating Moon-Forming Collisions. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
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Giant impacts between proto-planets were a common event in our solar system 4.5 billion years ago. However, understanding their details and consequences is still an open problem. In this thesis I use smoothed particle hydrodynamics to study how pre-impact spin of the proto planets could affect the hypothesised giant impact that formed the Earth--Moon system, as well as developing tools to improve the numerical methods applied to these studies.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Doctoral)|
|Award:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Keywords:||astronomy numerical methods giant impacts Moon|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||30 Aug 2022 10:49|