SPH Projects

This section gives details of SPH projects underway at different places around the world.
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SLOWD (2019-2022)

SLOWD (SLOshing Wing Dynamics) is a H2020 collaborative project aiming to investigate the use of fuel slosh to reduce the design loads on aircraft structures.
This goal will be achieved through investigating the damping effect of sloshing on the dynamics of flexible wing-like structures carrying liquid (fuel) via the development of experimental set-ups complemented by numerical tools such as the Smoothed Particle  Hydrodynamics method.
The SLOWD project began in September 2019 and will conclude its activities, having a lifespan of three years, in August 2022.
The total budget of the project is approximately 3.2M€, funded by the European Commission under H2020-MG-2018 topic MG-3-1-2018 “Multidisciplinary and collaborative aircraft design tools and processes” (Grant Agreement number 815044).
More information here: https://slowd-project.eu/

NextMUSE (2008-2012)

NextMuSE (Next generation Multi-mechanics Simulation Environment) running from 2008-2012 was a collaborative project funded by the European Commission. Its objective is to advance SPH-based engineering simulation technology for challenging industrial applications.
The project is delivering advances in SPH algorithms, user interface software and the analysis of large particle data sets.
Contact: Dr David Le Touzé (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France). 
This project has now finished.

ESPHI - European SPH Initiative (2006-2009)

ESPHI (2006-2009) was a 5-partner EU Marie-Curie project aimed to reinforce the collaboration between key SPH developers, researchers and users in U.K. (Univ. of Manchester), France (EDF & Ecole Centrale de Lyon) and Switzerland (VA TECH HYDRO & CSCS).
The objective is to capitalize on the partners' respective strengths, thus inducing a strong impulse in EU, strengthening their collaboration, achieving industrial added value applications, and speeding up access to this technology within the EU for both academia and industry.
The project is expected to generate some major improvements and advancements in the modelling and application of SPH to free-surface flows (particularly industrial applications).
Important improvements are also envisaged in the pre- and post-processing facilities and visualizations.
Contact: Dr Etienne Parkinson (VATECH HYDRO ANDRITZ, Switzerland).
This project has now finished.