Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)


This SIG brings together researchers from across the UK that use or are interested in applying meshless methods to their fluid dynamics (or related) problems, with a particular emphasis on smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). Domains covered by this SIG are varied, ranging from all aspects of engineering through to astrophysics.

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L = leader; C = co-leader; * = Other key personnel

[L]  Stephen Longshaw ( Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) ):
[C]  Benedict Rogers ( University of Manchester ):
Charles Moulinec ( Daresbury Laboratory (STFC) ):
Thomas Rendall ( University of Bristol ):
Yeaw Chu Lee ( Heriot-Watt University ):
[*]  Georgios Fourtakas ( University of Manchester ):
Annelie Baines ( University of Manchester ):
Chris Thompson ( IBM Research ):
Richard Southern ( Bournemouth University ):
Samuele De Guido
Alessio Alexiadis ( University of Birmingham ):
Milos Stanic
Matthieu Schaller ( University of Durham ):
[*]  Aaron English ( University of Manchester ):
Matthias Mimault ( The James Hutton Institute; University of Dundee ):
Alex Chow ( University of Manchester ):
Ahmad Wael Al Shaer ( University of Central Lancashire ):
Mehrdad Manzari ( University of Aberdeen ):

Future SIG Events

The SPH SIG is continuing into 2020 and beyond. The SIG's mailing list will also continue indefinitely, if you would like to be added to this then please contact Stephen Longshaw at UKRI-STFC.

A new organising committee has been formed from former SIG meeting organisers and consists of:

  1. Dr Stephen Longshaw (UKRI-STFC): Chair
  2. Prof. Benedict Rogers (University of Manchester)
  3. Dr Steven Lind (University of Manchester)
  4. Prof. Richard Bower (Durham University)
  5. Dr Thomas Rendall (University of Bristol)
  6. Dr Tom De Vuyst (University of Hertfordshire)

This committee is open to expansion, so if you feel you would like to join then please contact the chair. 

We are planning a SPH SIG meeting in 2020. At the moment this is likely to be in November in Manchester, with a further event planned for 2021 in Bristol. Please stay tuned for further details.

SIG Event History

SIG Meeting 5: The Ogden Centre, Hosted by Durham University - 28th - 29th November 2019

This final meeting of the UK Fluids Network sponsored series saw talks spread over two days from the UK's astrophysics and enginering communities. Both presented the best of the SPH outputs from each community, highlighting achievements of the method to date and where its challenges lie in the future. Download a full report of the meeting here.

UKFN SPH SIG Meeting 5 at Durham University

SIG Meeting 4: National Structural Integrity Research Centre, Granta Centre, Hosted by Brunel University London - 10th July 2019

This meeting saw the SPH SIG present the current state of the art for SPH modelling, as well vendors of commercial and open-source SPH software describing what it can be practically used for. Download a full report of the meeting here.

SPH SIG Meeting 4 Group Photo

A number of presentations given at the meeting have also been released for download by their authors:

SIG Meeting 3: The Centre for Modelling and Simulation, Hosted by The University of Bristol - 18th December 2018

This meeting saw potential industrial use cases presented to the members of the SPH SIG and also provided a platform for those using SPH for Astrophysics and Computer Graphics applications. Download a full report of the meeting here.

SPH SIG Meeting 3 Group Photo

SIG Meeting 2: Hosted by The University of Manchester - 12th April 2018

The second SPH SIG meeting saw SPH presented in terms of practical application areas, with SIG members talking about their individual uses of the SPH method, showing the variety of problems it can be applied to. A full report can be downloaded here.

SPH SIG Meeting 2 Group Photo

SIG Meeting 1: Daresbury Laboratory, Hosted by The Science and Technology Facilities Council - 12th July 2017

The first SPH SIG meeting took place at UKRI-STFC's Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington. This was the SIGs klick-off meeting and provided a platform for people to talk about their current research as well as a lively debate on how SIG meetings should be themed going forwards and how the SIG membership can be grown. A full report can be downloaded here.

SPH SIG Meeting 1 Group Photo

Upcoming Courses and Workshops in the SPH community

4th DualSPhysics User Workshop, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, LISBON, Portugal, 22-24 October 2018.

2020 SPHERIC Harbin International Workshop, Harbin Engineering University (HEU), Harbin, China, 13-16 January 2020.

15th International SPHERIC SPH Workshop, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US, 15-18 June 2020 (including 1-day SPHERIC Training Day).

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