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Paper: An Approach to the Riemann Problem for SPH Inviscid Ideal Flows: Consequences for the Equation of State
Volume: 429, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, Astronum-2009
Page: 106
Authors: Lanzafame, G.
Abstract: In the non viscous fluid dynamics, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), as a free Lagrangian, “shock capturing” method adopts either an artificial viscosity contribution or an appropriate Riemann solver technique. An explicit or an implicit dissipation, introduced in such techniques, is necessary to solve the Euler equations to solve flow discontinuities (the Riemann problem). Dissipation is useful to smooth out spurious heating and to treat transport phenomena. A simple, effective solution of the Riemann problem is here proposed, based on an empirical reformulation of the equation of state (EoS) in the Euler equations in fluid dynamics, whose limit for a motionless gas coincides with the classic EoS of ideal gases. Results on 1D shock tube tests are here shown, as well as a 3D transport application on accretion discs in close binaries (CBs).
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