SPH@Manchester is a research group within the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at The University of Manchester, specialising in smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH).

SPH is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of computational fluid and solid dynamics. This meshless method is opening up the possibility of research into fields that were well beyond any modelling capability but are now being actively pursued, from violent free-surface flows to visco-elastic flows in containers to hardware acceleration using graphics processing units (GPUs).

The method predicts fluid pressure, velocities, energy and particle trajectories for many types of physics making it ideal for:

  • identifying formation mechanisms of complicated flow phenomena
  • applying to engineering problems where conventional methods fail

SPH now represents a viable method for simulating complicated flows that are highly non-linear, have large deformation and often involve complex, free-surface motions.

Meet the team

Details and contacts for our academic staff, post-docs and PhD researchers.