SPHERIC maintains two databases of SPH literature:


CiteULike one, coordinated by Prof. Antonio Souto Iglesias. CiteULike is a non-commerical online reference manager with the following characteristics:

  • easy to browse and search
  • anybody can add new references instantly
  • anybody can tag references with keywords, to enhance searching
  • accessible for non-BibTex users
  • can import existing BibTex files
  • can export BibTex and EndNote files (BibTex keys and keywords are preserved)

SPHERIC group has been opened on CiteULike, and the bibliography there is freely accessible (without a login). If you register with a CiteULike account, you can join the SPHERIC group and easily share your own references with other researchers. CiteULike's "Install a browser button" feature is highly recommended.

If you have new references for inclusion in the bibliography, please post them or email them to Prof. Antonio Souto Iglesias if you have any doubt on how to proceed.


An additional bibliography database is available on Mendeley, coordinated by Dr Corrado Altomare.

By using Mendeley, we aim at offering an up-to-date and organised digital collection of references to published literature about SPH method, latest developments and applications. The SPH Mendeley bibliographic database can be consulted freely by anyone having a Mendeley account.

For any information, request or question related to this SPH-based Mendeley database, please contact Dr Corrado Altomare.


New Wikipedia entry on SPH:



Special issues:

Published Special Issues         

2010: “SPH for free-surface flows”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Volume 48, S1, 2010.      
Editors: Moncho Gomez-Gesteira, Benedict D. Rogers, Damien Violeau, Jose Maria Grassa, Alex Crespo      

2016: “Particle Methods for Flow Modeling In Ocean Engineering“, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2016.      
Editors: Peter K. Stansby, Qingwei Ma      

Upcoming Special Issues 

2018: "Theoretical, numerical and computational advances of the SPH method for solving fluid problems", Computers & Fluids
Editors: David Le Touzé, Steven Lind, Renato Vacondio, Alex Crespo

2018: "SPH for Coastal and Ocean Engineering", Coastal Engineering Journal
Editors: Hitoshi Gotoh, Abbas Khayyer 

2018: "Particle-based Methods: Fundamentals and Applications", Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
Editor: Moubin Liu

Have you published an article that addresses one of the SPHERIC Grand Challenges?

Then announce it on the Grand Challenge Forum.