Smoothed particle hydrodynamics for relativistic heavy-ion collisions

Citation
Ce. Aguiar et al., Smoothed particle hydrodynamics for relativistic heavy-ion collisions, J PHYS G-NU, 27(1), 2001, pp. 75-94
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS
ISSN journal
0954-3899 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
75 - 94
Database
ISI
SICI code
0954-3899(200101)27:1<75:SPHFRH>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
A smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method is developed for the study o f relativistic heavy-ion collisions. In order to describe the flow of a hig h-energy but low baryon number density fluid, entropy is taken as the SPH b ase. The method is formulated in terms of a variational principle, and the SPH equations for an arbitrary curvilinear coordinate system are obtained. Several examples show that SPH is a promising tool for the study of hadroni c flow in relativistic heavy-ion processes.