The depletion of objects in the central part of an asteroid family, which can be observed in the absolute magnitude vs. semimajor axis, can be explained in terms of a coupling of the YORP and Yarkovsky effects (Paolicchi and Knezevic, Icarus, 2016). In particular, it can be ascribed to the obliquity evolution caused by YORP and on how it influeces the Yarkovsky drift.With this work we intend to improve the modeling of YORP-Yarkovsky evolution of asteroid families exploiting a model which tracks the evolution of the spin vector of small asteroids, including also the effects of collisions on the YORP induced obliquity evolution. This allows a better modeling of the asteroid spin evolution.In these preliminary steps, we will first consider a few model families simulating their time evolution in the magnitude vs. semimajor axis plots. The obtained results will be then compared with observed families to determine and tune the intensity of the effect.
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