The Taylor-SPH meshfree method: Basis and validation Articles uri icon


  • Idder, Hajar
  • Mabssout, Mokhtar

publication date

  • July 2015

start page

  • 286

end page

  • 295


  • 4


  • 4

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1683-3511


  • This paper presents the basis and validation of the Taylor-SPH meshless method formulated in terms of stresses and velocities which can be applied to Solid Dynamic problems. The proposed method consists of applying first the time discretization by means of a Taylor series expansion in two steps and a corrected SPH method for the space discretization. In order to avoid numerical instabilities, two different sets of particles are used in the time discretization. To validate the Taylor-SPH method, it has been applied to solve the propagation of shock waves in elastic materials and the results have been compared with those obtained with a corrected SPH discretization combined with a 4th order Runge-Kutta time integration. The Taylor-SPH method is shown to be stable, robust and efficient and it provides more accurate results than those obtained with the standard SPH along with the Runge-Kutta time integration scheme. Numerical dispersion and diffusion are eliminated and only a reduced number of particles is required to obtain accurate results.


  • taylor-sph (tsph); meshfree; runge-kutta; shock wave; stability; dynamics