Collisions of Planetesimals and Formation of Planets

Rudolf Dvorak, Thomas I. Maindl, Áron Süli, Christoph M. Schäfer, Roland Speith, Christoph Burger

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We present preliminary results of models of terrestrial planet formation using on the one hand classical numerical integration of hundreds of small bodies on CPUs and on the other hand-for comparison-the results of our GPU code with thousands of small bodies which then merge to larger ones. To be able to determine the outcome of collision events we use our smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH) code which tracks how water is lost during such events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • asteroids
  • methods: n-body simulations
  • methods: numerical
  • minor planets
  • planets and satellites: formation
  • solar system: formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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