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)
Alex Chow (University of Manchester)
Ahmad Wael Al Shaer (University of Central Lancashire)
Mehrdad Manzari (University of Aberdeen)

Future SIG Events

There are two upcoming SIG events to be held in 2019:

  1. SPH & Industry hosted by Brunel University at the Brunel Innovation Centre, Great Abington, Cambridge. This will be on the 10th of July 2019.
  2. SPH: Greatest Hits (so far) hosted by Durham University's Department of Physics. This will be between the 28th and 29th of November 2019.

SIG Event History

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.

UKFN SPH SIG Members at CFMS in Bristol

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 members stood in front of the original Reynolds experiment at The University of Manchester School of MACE

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 members at Daresbury Laboratory

Upcoming Courses and Workshops in the SPH community

14th International SPHERIC SPH Workshop, University of Exeter, EXETER, United Kingdom, 25-27 June 2019 (including 1-day SPHERIC Training Day).

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

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