Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) CPD Course

A two-day continuing professional development course, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th April 2018

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of computational fluid dynamics and mechanics.  The method is opening up the possibility of research and application into fields that were well beyond any modelling capability which are now being actively pursued.  The method can be applied to fluids, solids, multiple phases and is ideal for highly complex geometries and fluid-structure interaction where mesh-based methods struggle.

This new course is suitable for researchers, developers and users starting from the basics of the method through, developing theory for both fluids and solids, and then how the state-of-the-art method is applied to real applications using the DualSPHysics open-source software.

We have invited world-renowned experts in SPH from both universities and industry across Europe to give keynote lectures.

Booking the course:

Download the SPH 2018 Course Guide‌ for further details, programme, speakers and registration.

Venue: School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester

Date: 10-11th April 2018 November 2017

Course fee (including lunches and evening meal on day 1):

Full Delegate:                  £495

Student Delegate:           £345


Registration and payment

Contact us:

For technical contents: Dr Benedict Rogers, tel: +44 (0) 161 306 9200, email:

Course content:

This 2-day course will start with the basic theory, develop methodologies for modelling both fluids (weakly compressible and incompressible), modelling solids, high-performance computing and GPUs, a hands-on session with the open-source DualSPHysics code for real applications, industrial perspectives, before covering the latest state-of-the-art developments for SPH with exciting new paradigms of variable resolution and Eulerian SPH.

Who is the course for:

This course will provide an introductory training for practising engineers, consultants, researchers and research students, who may be involved in dealing with SPH in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering, oil and petrochemical engineering and defence engineering and industries.

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