Joe Monaghan Prize

The Joe Monaghan Prize has been established to recognise SPH researchers who make outstanding advances in one or more SPHERIC Grand Challenges (convergence, numerical stability, boundary conditions, and adaptivity). The prize is named in honour of the unique contributions made by Prof. Joe Monaghan in the foundation of SPH and its continuous development since 1977.

The Joe Monaghan Prize was created in 2015 to recognize SPH researchers who have made outstanding advances in recent years on one or more of the SPHERIC Grand Challenges:
1.     Convergence, consistency and stability 
2.     Boundary conditions
3.     Adaptivity 
4.     Coupling with other methods 
5.     Industrial applicability

2022 (3rd edition)

 

The next Joe Monaghan Prize will be presented at the SPHERIC 2022 International Workshop in Catania.
The prize will be devoted to the journal articles which demonstrate a clear advance on one of the Five Grand Challenges.
Peer-reviewed journal articles published from 2013-2018 will be considered eligible.

The list of the journal articles which will participate to the competition will be selected by the whole SPHERIC community.
Salvatore Marrone, member of the steering committee, will coordinate and collect the different nominations.
Each SPHERIC member can send a nomination to the email address salvatore.marrone@cnr.it before 30th October 2021 providing the following information:
• Bibliographic details, DOI and abstract
• Identify Grand Challenge(s) addressed
• Review of the article (500 words maximum)
• Details of the nominator(s).

The Steering Committee will confirm eligibility of nominations during the Autumn meeting.
A secret ballot of attendees at the 16th SPHERIC Workshop in Catania will determine the winner.
Authors of the winning publication will give an invited lecture at a following SPHERIC Workshop.

UPDATE: Here you can find the list of articles nominated for this third edition of the JMP with the respective motivations.

2018 (2nd edition)

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The 2nd Joe Monghan Prize was decided by a vote of delegates at the 2018 Workshop. The Prize was presented by Prof. Monaghan to Salvatore Marrone, Matteo Antuono, Andrea Colagrossi, Giuseppina Colicchio, David Le Touzé, and Giorgio Graziani for their article on the delta-SPH model. Congratula­tions to all the authors on their major contribution to the development of SPH.

Marrone, S., Antuono, M., Colagrossi, A., Colicchio, G., Le Touzé, D., Graziani, G. (2011) δ-SPH model for simulating violent impact flows, Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engrng. 200 1526-1542. 

Following a nomination process, the following papers have been shortlisted for the 2018 Monaghan Prize:

Marrone, S., Antuono, M., Colagrossi, A., Colicchio, G., Le Touzé, D., Graziani, G. (2011) δ-SPH model for simulating violent impact flows, Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engrng. 200 1526-1542. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2010.12.016

Lind, S.J., Xu, R., Stansby, P.K., Rogers, B.D. (2012) Incompressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics for free-surface flows: a generalised diffusion-based algorithm for stability and validations for impulsive flows and propagating waves, J. Comput. Phys. 231:1499-1523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2011.10.027

Adami, S., Hu, X.Y., Adams, N.A. (2012) A generalized wall boundary condition for smoothed particle hydrodynamics, J. Comput. Phys. 231:7057-7075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2012.05.005

Dehnen, W., Aly, H. (2012) Improving convergence in smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations without pairing instability, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 425:1068–1082. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21439.x

Ferrand, M., Laurence, D. R. (2013) Rogers, B. D., Violeau, D., Kassiotis, C., Unified semi-analytical wall boundary conditions for inviscid, laminar or turbulent flows in the meshless SPH method, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids 71:446-472. https://doi.org/10.1002/fld.3666 

Violeau, D.,  Leroy, A. (2014) On the maximum time step in weakly compressible SPH, J. Comput. Phys 256:388-415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2013.09.001

2015 (1st edition)

The 2015 inaugural Joe Monaghan Prize was presented to Andrea Colagrossi, Matteo Antuono, and David Le Touzé for their article "Theoretical considerations on the free-surface role in the smoothed-particle-hydrodynamics model" published in Physical Review E 79, 056701 (2009). The nominators of this article wrote that "Generally, free-surface boundary conditions are said to be “intrinsically” satisfied in SPH, but previously, there were no rigorous justifications for this statement. This article explains why the anti-symmetrized divergence is consistent when approaching the free surface, and unveils very important issues of pairs of divergence and gradient formulations regarding their consistency, conservation properties in modelling free surface boundary conditions." The Prize was decided by a vote of attendees at the 10th SPHERIC Workshop in Parma, Italy, in June 2015, and announced by Prof. Joe Monaghan.

In total, six eligible articles were shortlisted for the Prize. Each one of them present significant advances in one or more of the SPHERIC Grand Challenges (convergence, numerical stability, boundary conditions, and adaptivity). The other shortlisted articles were:

Dehnen, W., Aly, H. (2012) Improving convergence in smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations without pairing instability, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 425:1068-1082 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21439.x | open-access version

Fatehi, R., Manzari, M.T. (2011) Error estimation in smoothed particle hydrodynamics and a new scheme for second derivatives, Computers & Mathematics with Applications 61:482-498 doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2010.11.028 | open-access version

Marongiu, J.-C., Leboeuf, F., Caro, J., Parkinson, E (2010) Free surface flows simulations in Pelton turbines using an hybrid SPH-ALE method, Journal of Hydraulic Research 48(Supp 1):40-49 doi:10.1080/00221686.2010.9641244 | open-access version

Marrone, S., Colagrossi, A., Le Touzé, D., Graziani, G. (2010) Fast free-surface detection and level-set function definition in SPH solvers, Journal of Computational Physics 229:3652-3663 doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2010.01.019 | open-access version

Xu, R., Stansby, P., Laurence, D. (2009) Accuracy and stability in incompressible SPH (ISPH) based on the projection method and a new approach, Journal of Computational Physics 228:6703-6725 doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2009.05.032