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Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)
The course is aimed at practicing engineers and graduate researchers in all fields of fluid flow simulation who wish to discover the latest research and applications in the novel field of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). This course is aimed at the beginner and will cover, basic and theoretical concepts, latest innovations, applications to cases in industry and visualisation techniques.
Date: January 23, 2014 - January 24, 2014
Location: University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Organizer: Dr Benedict Rogers
Special Fields: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)
Type of Event: Course, International

-- Background --

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) is a meshless
computational method for potentially highly violent fluid
flows. SPH is perfect for flows where there is very large
deformation with arbitrarily complex moving boundaries. The
method is now attracting considerable interest from industry
for solving a range of difficult problems where conven-
tional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods have great

SPH is now starting to be applied in fields as diverse as
astrophysics, ballistics, nuclear flows, coastal engineering
and applications that involve engineering fluid flows such
as injection moulding, glass and type manufacture.

-- SPH and the University of Manchester --

The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
has been researching SPH for over five years and is one of
the few locations in the world where research is conducted
into compressible and incompressible methods with
acceleration on novel computer hardware. SPH activities in
Manchester are developing the application of the tech- nique
to coastal defences, wave energy devices, shallow water
flooding and inundation and turbulent flows. Guest lecturers
from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (ECL) in France, The University
of Vigo, Ourense in Spain and Electricite de France (EDF)
are world experts in the state-of-the-art application of SPH
to hydraulic machines along with turbu- lence and industrial
flow cases, respectively.

This course will appeal to practising engineers, who deal
with fluid-flow problems, in the aerospace, civil
engineering, oil and petro-chemical industries, and other
industries that deal with the problem of fluid dy- namics.
The course will appeal to graduate engineering students and
also designers, engineers, and manag- ers who need updating
in the latest developments in this area.

-- Who is the course for? --

This course will provide a perfect initial training for
practicing engineers, who deal with fluid flows problems, in
the aerospace, civil engineering, oil and petro-chemical
industries and other industries that deal with the problem
of fluid dynamics. The course will also appeal to graduate
engineering students and also designers, engineers and
managers who need updating in the latest developments in
this area.

-- Course Content --

The course will consist of an introduction to SPH with a
special emphasis on presenting the basic and fundamental
concepts of the technique, then moving onto some of the
generic features of an SPH computation scheme in addition to
presenting some of the latest state-of-the-art developments
such as important formulations, preparation of real cases
and use of appropriate computer hardware.

The two-days will cover:

    Basic theoretical concepts
    The latest innovations
    Applications to cases in industry
    Visualization techniques

The course will be presented by some of the world leading
authorities in the field of SPH for engineering flows with
guest lectures from Andritz Hydro.

This short course is ideal for practicing engineers and
researchers who may be familiar with the principles of SPH
but are beginning their work in the field. More experienced
SPH developers and users may find this a useful opportunity
for gaining and sharing new insights and ideas. The course
will supplement the standard literature with an up-to-date
overview, practical advice and a detailed treatment of
relevant topics.

The course will include a practical hands-on session using
the open source code DualSPHysics an international
collaboration between The University of Manchester (UK) and
The University of Vigo (Spain).
Event record first posted on November 7, 2013, last modified on November 11, 2013

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