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Volume 2 (1) 1996, 65-72


Hoover Wm.G. , Hoover C.G., Kum O., Castillo V. M., Posch H. A., Hess S.

Department of Applied Science
University of California at Davis-Livermore

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California 94551-7808

Institute for Experimental Physics
University of Vienna
A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Institute for Theoretical Physics
Technical University of Berlin
D-10623 Berlin, Germany

DOI:   10.12921/cmst.1996.02.01.65-72



Smooth Particle Applied Mechanics provides a novel method for solving the basic equations of continuum mechanics. The method is simple to implement, very stable, and applicable to a variety of far-from-equilibrium situations. It provides an interesting bridge between atomistic and continuum simulations. Here we describe our general explorations of the method, emphasizing recent results for the Rayleigh-Benard problem, a heat conducting flow driven by a convective instability