Using approximate techniques we study the final moments of the collision of two (individually non-spinnning) black holes which inspiral into each other. The approximation is based on treating the whole spacetime as a single distorted black hole. We obtain estimates for the radiated energy, angular momentum and waveforms for the gravitational waves produced in such a collision. The results can be of interest for analysing the data that will be forthcoming from gravitational wave interferometric detectors, like the LIGO, GEO, LISA, VIRGO and TAMA projects.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
New Journal of Physics
Khanna, G., Gleiser, R., Price, R., & Pullin, J. (2000). Close limit of grazing black hole collisions: Non-spinning holes. New Journal of Physics, 2 https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/2/1/303