[mesa-users] Pre-MS to Wolf-Rayet Evolution Problem

Irham Taufik irham.andika at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 13:05:04 EDT 2016

Dear Matteo Cantiello,

Thank you for your correction and suggestion.

I want to make an uninterupted evolution of 32 Msun rotating star from
pre-MS to Wolf-Rayet phase and also to core collapse. However, I can not
produce that evolutionary track using my current inlist.

Best regards,
On Oct 16, 2016 11:19 PM, "Matteo Cantiello" <cantiel at kitp.ucsb.edu> wrote:

> Dear Irham,
> It’s difficult to determine what problem you are experiencing from your
> description.
> I have a few ideas, but if you want MESA users to help, the best way would
> be to send diagnostic plots of your models.
> Incidentally, examining what’s the internal state of your model (plotting
> different quantities), could help you find some answers to your own
> questions and/or learn more about the evolution of stars.
> As a side note, the TPAGB phase (thermally pulsating asymptotic giant
> branch) is not an evolutionary phase expected for a 32 Msun star.
> If you are interested in the challenges of evolving rotating, very massive
> stars, I suggest you first also have a look at the second mesa instrument
> paper (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ApJS..208....4P, in particular
> Sec.7).
> Cheers,
> -M
> Matteo Cantiello  |  http://matteocantiello.com/
> Specialist in Astrophysics  | Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
> Chief Scientist and Board Member, Authorea  |  https://www.authorea.com/
> On Oct 16, 2016, at 5:05 AM, Irham Taufik <irham.andika at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Currently I use MESA to create evolution model of 32 M_sun star from
> pre-MS to Wolf-Rayet phase. However, it seems the program only works until
> TPAGB and cannot reach WR phase. I attached my inlist file in this email.
> Is there something wrong with my input parameters?
> Best regards,
> Irham
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> Irham Taufik Andika
> Astronomy Study Program
> Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
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