Seminar 09/03 – Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: Basics and Implementation

For the weekly seminar of the STORM research group, Alban Odot will give a presentation on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: Basics and Implementation.

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is introduced as a complementary tool for numerical simulation of peculiar hydrodynamic problems. SPH is a Lagrangian method that can be used to model fluid flow by treating each particle as a discrete element of fluid. In this talk, the governing fluid dynamic equations are recalled and their numerical discretization in the SPH approximation is illustrated. Further numerical aspects relevant to SPH are also discussed, such as the treatment of solid boundaries, and surface tension forces.