Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) was developed to study non-axisymmetric phenomena in astrophysics. Yet, a number of developments based on this approach have been launched by various research teams in association with industry. Fields like free-surface flows, where Eulerian methods can be difficult to apply, represent a very high potential of applications (waves, impact on dams, off-shore...) as the mesh free technique facilitates the simulation of highly distorted fluids/bodies. Furthermore, with the ever increasing size and cost reduction of computer clusters, parallel simulations allow large-scale simulations that were previously limited to mainframes.
Following the impulse generated by a collection of local initiatives (France, UK, Italy...), a need of fostering and clustering efforts and developments has been identified. The goal of SPHERIC is indeed to foster the spread of this simulation method within Europe (& abroad). It will form a framework for closer co-operation between research groups working on the subject and serve as a platform for the information exchange from science to industry. One of the most important goals is the assessment of this method for all its possible applications and its development. With an emphasis on validation, it will then be possible to consider transfer of information, and thereby technology, to companies not currently engaged in the technology.
These goals can best be achieved through regular workshops and collaborations. The workshops will be organised to serve the following goals:
SPHERIC workshops will not be limited to CFD applications, as one of the goals of the organisation is to benefit from the experience already gained in other areas such as structural mechanics as fluid-structure is one of the natural applications of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics methods.
ERCOFTAC SIG40 SPHERIC 2020 LOC and the SPHERIC SC 15th International SPHERIC Workshop New dates: 8th - 11th June 2021 Venue: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ, US The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and SPHERIC Steering Committee (SC) have postponed the 2020 International8 Jun 2021
SPHERIC Global SPH Seminars Series from 12th November 2020 until May 2021 once a month 5th Seminar: Prof Fei Xu ( Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China ) Title: Improved SPH and its Applications in the Field of Aeronautics. Thursday, 13th May 2021, Time: 09:0013 May 2021
SPHERIC Global SPH Seminars Series from 12th November 2020 until May 2021 once a month 4th Seminar: Dr. Jean-Christophe Marongiu (ANDRITZ Hydro, Switzerland) Title: SPH-ALE: Applications to Hydraulic Turbines Thursday, 15th April 2021, time: 1200 UTC These seminars are open to15 Apr 2021
SPHERIC Global SPH Seminars Series from 12th November 2020 until May 2021 once a month 3rd Seminar: Prof. Moubin Liu (College of Engineering of Peking University, China) " Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) for modeling fluid-structure interactions" Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, time:3 Feb 2021
SPHERIC Global SPH Seminars Series from 12th November 2020 until May 2021 once a month 2nd Seminar: Dr Steven LIND (University of Manchester, UK) "New Developments in Incompressible SPH" December 10th, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM UTC These seminars are open to everyone and free to attend10 Dec 2020
The 16th SPHERIC International Workshop was a great success. It took place on the 6th to 9th of June 2022 in Catania, Italy. T raining day Opening: Prof. Renato Vacondio, Chair of the SPHERIC Steering Committee, gives the Opening Address for the 16th SPHERIC International Workshop (SPHERIC20 Jun 2022
Dr Renato Vacondio, University of Parma, Italy is new SIG40 Coordinators. Thank you very much to Prof Benedict Rogers , University of Manchester, UK, who pass on his duties, for his involvement and input in developing SIG40. We wish the SIG40 team all the best and looking for supporting their15 Jul 2021
SPHERIC Global SPH Seminars - monthly seminars - a brand new online seminar series on SPH organised by SIG40 with an exciting list of talks given by the world-leading experts will start on November 12th and finish in May 2021 ! These seminars are open to everyone and free to attend ! Read more23 Oct 2020
15th International SPHERIC Workshop The abstract submission deadline has been extended until : February 07, 2020 !!! 15th edition of the International SPHERIC Workshop will take place at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark USA on the 15th - 18th June 2020 This choice is expected22 Feb 2020