Smoothed particle interpolation

Pablo Laguna
1995 Astrophysical Journal  
Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) discretization techniques are generalized to develop a method, smoothed particle interpolation (SPI), for solving initial value problems of systems of non-hydrodynamical nature. Under this approach, SPH is viewed as strictly an interpolation scheme and, as such, suitable for solving general hyperbolic and parabolic equations. The SPI method is tested on (1) the wave equation with inhomogeneous sound speed and (2) Burgers equation. The efficiency of SPI is
more » ... iciency of SPI is studied by comparing SPI solutions to those obtained with standard finite difference methods. It is shown that the power of SPI arises when the smoothing particles are free to move.
doi:10.1086/175219 fatcat:lvitl7va25fpvmmtlrarshutmi