Smoothed particle hydrodynamics.
Abstract
The fundamentals of the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method and its applications in astrophysics are reviewed. The discussion covers equations of motion, viscosity amd thermal conduction, spatially varying resolution, kernels, magnetic fields, special relativity, and implementation. Applications of the SPH method are discussed with reference to gas dynamics, binary stars and stellar collisions, formation of the moon and impact problems, fragmentation and cloud collisions, and cosmological and galactic problems. Other applications discussed include disks and rings, radio jets, motion near black holes, supernovae, magnetic phenomena, and nearly incompressible flow.
 Publication:

Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
 Pub Date:
 1992
 DOI:
 10.1146/annurev.aa.30.090192.002551
 Bibcode:
 1992ARA&A..30..543M
 Keywords:

 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Hydrodynamics;
 Kernel Functions;
 Particle Energy;
 Particle Mass;
 Angular Momentum;
 Partial Differential Equations;
 Particle In Cell Technique;
 Pressure Gradients;
 Astrophysics