Application of the Finite Pointset Method (FPM) to the kinetic BGK model
The BGK model of rarefied gas dynamics  is solved numerically by using the Finite Pointset Method (FPM) , which is a particle method developed at the ITWM Kaiserslautern. For the implementation a semilagrangian scheme  is used. Numerical results are shown on the example of a Shock tube problem for different Knudsen numbers. The solutions are compared to the solutions of exact Euler in the case of small Knudsen numbers and to DSMC solutions for higher Knudsen numbers.