Smoothed particle Hydrodynamics numerical methods
This is a short course on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) numerical schemes and it will cover basic and theoretical concepts, latest innovations. This course is primarily aimed at the beginners with Master and PhD students in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, environmental disciplines, astrophysics and biomedicine, amongst others. The contents will also be of interest to post-doctoral fellows in academia and industry, as well as to academics and practitioners.
The course will combine lectures on the basic theory and numerical methods, with practical activities involving computer-based experimentation using the DualSPHysics open-source software provided with the course material.
The course will include a practical hands-on session using the open source code DualSPHysics, an international collaboration between five institutions: The University of Manchester (UK), The University of Vigo (Spain), Flanders Hydraulics (Belgium), University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Parma (Italy):http://www.dual.sphysics.org
The SPH method
Developed originally for astrophysics, the method Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) has seen rapid development in the last decade for application to engineering problems for both fluids and solids. The meshless and Lagrangian nature of SPH makes it perfect for applications 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 conventional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods and Computational Mechanics have great difficulty.
Course detailed Programme
Day 1 – Tuesday 19/02/2019
|8:30 – 9:00||Welcome ceremony and course introduction|
|9:00 – 11:00||Fundamentals of meshless spatial interpolations (SPH, Moving Least Square, Radial Basis Functions) and consistency of SPH interpolation|
|11:00 – 13:00||SPH discretization of continuity and Euler equations for compressible fluids|
Day 2 – wednesday 20/02/2019
|9:00 – 11:00||second-order SPH operators, time integration schemes, boundary conditions|
|11:00 – 13:00||SPH through Lagrangian, introduction to data structures for SPH numerical schemes|
Day 3 – Thursday 21/02/2019
|9:00 – 11:00||High Performance Computing applied to Smoothed particle Hydrodynamics|
|11:00 – 13:00||Latest achievements and Current Challenges|
|14:30 – 18:30||Practical training for DualSPHysics – exercises in the computer lab|
The course will take place at the Engineering and Architecture department of University of Parma:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura
Parco Area delle Scienze, 59,
43124 Parma PR
Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/iOwZc9LDF56HRJIe2
Registration is free of charge.
Prof. Benedict Rogers
Dr. Renato Vacondio
Renato is an SIR (Scientific independence of Young Researchers) Research Fellow at the University of Parma. He obtained his PhD from the University of Parma in Italy on SPH developing a new methodology for solving shallow water flows. His research focuses on the development of variable resolution for SPH including particle splitting and merging within DualSPHysics for the Navier-Stokes equations. He organised the 2015 SPHERIC International SPH workshop at the University of Parma, is a member of the Steering Committee of SPHERIC.