SIMBA

Cosmological simulations with black hole growth and feedback

Romeel S Dave, Daniel Anglés-Alcázar, Desika Narayanan, Qi Li, Mika H. Rafieferantsoa, Sarah Appleby

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Abstract

We introduce the SIMBA simulations, the next generation of the MUFASA cosmological galaxy formation simulations run with GIZMO's meshless finite mass hydrodynamics. SIMBA includes updates to MUFASA's sub-resolution star formation and feedback prescriptions, and introduces black hole growth via the torque-limited accretion model of Anglés-Alcázar et al. from cold gas and Bondi accretion from hot gas, along with black hole feedback via kinetic bipolar outflows and X-ray energy. Ejection velocities are taken to be ∼103 km s-1 at high Eddington ratios, increasing to ∼8000 km s-1 at Eddington ratios below 2 per cent, with a constant momentum input of 20L/c. SIMBA further includes an on-the-fly dust production, growth, and destruction model. Our SIMBA run with (100h -1 Mpc)3 and 10243 gas elements reproduces numerous observables, including galaxy stellar mass functions at z = 0-6, the stellar mass- star formation rate main sequence, HI and H2 fractions, the mass-metallicity relation at z ∼ 0, 2, star-forming galaxy sizes, hot gas fractions in massive haloes, and z = 0 galaxy dust properties. However, SIMBA also yields an insufficiently sharp truncation of the z = 0 mass function, and too-large sizes for low-mass quenched galaxies. We show that SIMBA's jet feedback is primarily responsible for quenching massive galaxies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2827-2849
Number of pages23
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume486
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

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Keywords

  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: formation.

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Dave, R. S., Anglés-Alcázar, D., Narayanan, D., Li, Q., Rafieferantsoa, M. H., & Appleby, S. (2019). SIMBA: Cosmological simulations with black hole growth and feedback. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 486(2), 2827-2849. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz937

SIMBA : Cosmological simulations with black hole growth and feedback. / Dave, Romeel S; Anglés-Alcázar, Daniel; Narayanan, Desika; Li, Qi; Rafieferantsoa, Mika H.; Appleby, Sarah.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 486, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 2827-2849.

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Dave, RS, Anglés-Alcázar, D, Narayanan, D, Li, Q, Rafieferantsoa, MH & Appleby, S 2019, 'SIMBA: Cosmological simulations with black hole growth and feedback', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 486, no. 2, pp. 2827-2849. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz937
Dave, Romeel S ; Anglés-Alcázar, Daniel ; Narayanan, Desika ; Li, Qi ; Rafieferantsoa, Mika H. ; Appleby, Sarah. / SIMBA : Cosmological simulations with black hole growth and feedback. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2019 ; Vol. 486, No. 2. pp. 2827-2849.
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