UK Fluids Network SPH SIG Meeting: SPH - Greatest Hits (so far)

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Durham University



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The next UK Fluids Network Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics SIG meeting will be held at the University of Durham and hosted by the Department of Physics.

Following from the SIG's past events in Daresbury, Manchester, Bristol and Cambridge, this event looks to celebrate the successes and big-news stories surrounding the SPH method to date, as well as looking to the future of the method. Talks will be taken from the method's various communities including Astrophysics and Engineering.

This meeting aims to provide:

  1. A focused output of where SPH has got to as a method and what it has been used for.
  2. A forum for dicussing the achievements of different areas of science tthat use SPH and where cross-over exists.
  3. A learning experience for those interested in better understanding SPH and its potential.
  4. A community building event with an evening meal and lively social aspect for SIG members.


Please note: this will be updated as speaking slots are filled

Thursday 28th November (Astrophysics Day)

11:00 - 11:30: Registration & refreshments

11:30 - 12:00: Welcome and SIG overview

  • Stephen Longshaw (UKRI-STFC)

12:00 - 13:00: Session 1

  • Matthieu Schaller (Durham) – Simulating Galaxy Formation with SPH: method, success and challenges
  • James Wurster (St. Andrews) – TBC

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch

14:00 - 15:30: Session 2

  • Joshua Borrow (Durham) – Handling 100 billion particles: An SPH scheme for cosmological simulations
  • Jacob Kegerreis (Durham) – When worlds (literally) collide
  • Bert Vandenbroucke (St. Andrews) – Meshless finite volume schemes: greatest hits for the future?

15:30 - 16:00: Break

16:00 - 18:00: SPH training event (using SWiFT)

19:00 – late: Evening meal

Friday 29th November (Engineering Day)

10:00 - 10:30: Registration/arrival & refreshments

10:30 - 12:00: Session 1

  • Konstantinos Georgoulas (Edinburgh) – Using SPH to model how corals apply the Goldilocks Principle to engineer their habitat
  • Tom De Vuyst (Hertfordshire) – SPH modelling of high strain rate failure of metals
  • TBC

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 14:00: Session 2

  • Georgios Fourtakas (Manchester) – TBC
  • Benedict Rogers (Manchester) - TBC

14:00 - 14:30: Break

14:30 - 15:30: Discussion around the future of the SPH SIG and close

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