UK Meshless Methods Network: SPH - Grand Challenges and State-of-the-art for Industrial Applications

Event Details

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is a meshless computational method that has opened up a whole new range of simulation applications where traditional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods have great difficulty or fail.  The method is still developing and the aim of this 1-day event is to bring together both world leading researchers & representatives from industry who are considering SPH for their problems.


Damien Violeau (EDF)
Grand Challenges in SPH

Dr Alex Crespo (University of Vigo)
SPH Simulations of Coastal Problems with GPUs

Prof. Doug Cleaver (Sheffield Hallam University)
SPH Simulations of Liquid Crystal Displays

Dr Steve Lind (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Incompressible-Compressible Multi-Phase SPH Modelling of Slam Processes in Fluid-Structure Interaction

Dr Siva Kulasegaram (University of Cardiff)
SPH Simulation of Fibre-reinforced Concrete

Dr Renato Vacondio (University of Parma)
SPHERIC Grand Challenge – Adaptivity: Dynamic Particle Adaptation in SPH

The SPH Group in the School of MACE is one of the largest SPH groups in the world comprising 1 full-time academic and three other academics who jointly supervise 7 PhDs and two PDRAs. The group is very active within the international SPH organisation SPHERIC. The group is a core developer of the open-source SPHysics codes ( ) which has been downloaded over 10,000 times.

The group has good collaborations with other research groups around the world and increasing collaboration with industry including the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) & BAE Systems in the U.K. and outside the UK with EDF in France and Andritz Hydro in Switzerland. The group currently runs two training events per year including annual 2-day CPD courses in Manchester and a ½ day Session at the annual International SPHERIC Workshop.


Start Date: Thursday, 10th October 2013
End Date: Thursday, 10th October 2013

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The University of Manchester, Pariser Building Room E26, satnav: M1 3BB
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