Smoothed particle hydrodynamics

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) is a numerical method that is part of the larger family of meshless (or mesh-free) methods. For these methods you do not define nodes and elements as you would normally define in a finite element analysis; instead, only a collection of points are necessary to represent a given body. In smoothed particle hydrodynamics these nodes are commonly referred to as particles or pseudo-particles.

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