Global seminars

It is important than ever that our SPH community finds new ways to meet, discuss and share the latest developments and ideas.  The SPHERIC Steering Committee is therefore delighted to announce a brand new online seminar series on SPH!  These monthly seminars are open to everyone and free to attend.  We have an exciting list of world-leading experts with two outstanding talks to kick off the seminar series in 2020 see below.

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Prof. Daniel PRICE
Date and time: November 12th. 12:00 PM UTC.
Talk title: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: A developer's guide
Abstract: Smoothed particle hydrodynamics is a mesh-free method for solving the equations of fluid dynamics on a set of particles that move with the fluid. My aim in this talk is to provide a set of guiding principles for you, the SPH developer. Namely, how does one derive robust and accurate algorithms for simulating physics in fluids and gases? I will highlight similarities and differences compared to more standard numerical methods, and include practical examples from blood to black holes.Bio: Daniel Price is a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, before which I also held a PPARC/STFC Postdoctoral Research fellowship at Exeter. He completed his PhD at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are broadly in Computational Astrophysics — generally involving star and planet formation, accretion discs and the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. He has been in iso for most of 2020. 


Dr Steven LIND
Date and time: December 10th. 12:00 PM UTC.
Title: New Developments in Incompressible SPH 
Abstract: The mesh-free method Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is often applied in weakly compressible form. Incompressible SPH is an alternative approach with an ability to predict accurate pressure fields without the use of empirical equations of state, artificial sound speeds, or excessive numerical diffusion. This talk will provide an overview of recent developments undertaken at the University of Manchester for the incompressible SPH approach, including examples of its application in quite diverse areas of fluid mechanics. New methodologies for achieving stability and very high accuracy will also be discussed. Bio: Dr Steven Lind is a Reader in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests concern the development of the SPH numerical method and its application to diverse problems across engineering.


Future speakers

  • Prof. Joe Monaghan (January 2021)
  • Prof. Moubin Liu (February 2021)
  • Dr Renato Vacondio (March/April 2021)
  • Dr Jean-Christophe Marongiu (March/April 2021)
  • Prof. Fei Xu (May 2021)