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Hydrodynamic model atmospheres for hot stars

G. Gräfener, W.-R. Hamann

Universität Potsdam, Institut für Physik, Lehrstuhl Astrophysik, Germany

Recent non-LTE models for expanding atmospheres, accounting for iron group line-blanketing and clumping, show a radiative acceleration which supplies a large part of the driving force of WR winds. Aiming at the calculation of fully consistent wind models, we developed a method to include the solution of the hydrodynamic equations into our code, taking into account the radiation pressure from the comoving-frame radiation transport. In the present work we discuss the resulting wind acceleration for WR- and O star models, and demonstrate the effects of clumping. In addition, we present a consistent hydrodynamic non-LTE model for the O-star zeta Puppis, which is calculated under consideration of complex model atoms of H, He, C, N, O, Si and the iron group elements. In its present state this model fails to reproduce the observed mass loss rate - probably due to still incomplete atomic data.

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