18th International SPHERIC Workshop | 18-20 June | Berlin​
Training Day | 17 June | Berlin

Abstract submission deadline:
19 January 2024
26 January 2024

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The SPHERIC workshop is a yearly gathering of experts in the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) simulation method. They exchange ideas and discuss their efforts in research and development, as well as industrial applications. It is the only international event that exclusively focuses on SPH and associated particle-based methods.

SPH has been widely adopted in various fields, including computational fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, geomechanics, manufacturing engineering, and other related disciplines. It is considered the state-of-the-art method for free-surface flows, multi-phase flows, high non-linear deformation, fracture and fragmentation, and complex physics due to its meshless and particle-based nature.

The 18th International Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Research and Engineering International Community Workshop will be organized by Dive Solutions in Berlin, Germany. On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to SPHERIC 2024. We are looking forward to welcoming you and sharing an insightful and enjoyable event.

SPH Science Meets Industry​

In this edition of the SPHERIC workshop, we’ll shed more light on industry applications of SPH, particularly in engineering fields such as industrial manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and more.

Thanks to SPHERIC’s mission to push the research and development of SPH, among others, it has become an effective computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method in simulation engineering. Dive, the host of SPHERIC 2024, is a leading commercial provider of SPH simulation software. It's customers are internationally operating manufacturing companies who utilize SPH for prediction of fluid flows in various industrial applications.

We welcome industry leaders, academic researchers and students to attend.

A Conference for Industry, Academia and Students Alike


  • Exchange with fellow industry representatives and scientists

  • Discover new methods and industrial applications

  • Share your challenges and explore solutions

  • Inspire scientists to advance research towards industrial applications

  • Find academic research partners


  • Exchange with fellow scientists and industry representatives

  • Discover relevant topics in SPH and future research possibilities

  • Discuss technical challenges and potential solutions

  • Find strong partners for funding projects


  • Exchange with leading scientists and industry representatives in SPH

  • Discover the impact of academic research in the industry

  • Get published by contributing a conference paper

  • Present your work in front of the SPH community

  • Meet potential future employers

Training Day: 
17 June 2024

  • Learn about SPH foundations relevant to the development of applications for the industry

  • Learn about Dive, the leading browser-based SPH simulation software

  • Simulate an industrial application with the Dive CFD software

18-20 June 2024​

  • Learn from researchers and scientists about SPH

  • Discover new developments in the SPH industry

  • Discuss and exchange SPH insights with the leading experts

Keynote Speakers

Every year we have experts educating workshop participants on relevant updates in numerical sciences. This year, we are happy to talk about the potential applications of SPH and how they overlap more and more with traditional CFD playgrounds. This will also be the topic of this years dedicated panel discussion. Moreover, we will shed light on the potentials of data analytics and machine learning in the field of CFD.

Dr. Martin Ferrand

Deputy Head, CEREA1 Lab (EDF)

How to Perform Finite Volume Methods on Traditional SPH Playground

Martin Ferrand (EDF) is deputy head of CEREA1 laboratory, joint laboratory between EDF-R&D and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, where he teaches fluid mechanics and CFD. After his Masters of Philosophy on SPH at the University of Manchester where he won the Libersky prize in 2010, he worked on numerical treatments of open boundaries for SPH. Since 2010, he participates to the development of numerical and physical models of the open source CFD solver code_saturne. Martin managed the code_saturne development project for five years. In 2022 he obtained a PhD degree by validating prior learnings collecting SPH and arbitrarily Eulerian-Lagrangian finite volume contributions.

Felix Pause

CPO & Co-Founder, Dive

Current Status and Future Trajectory of SPH in Industrial Engineering Simulation

Felix Pause graduated from TU Berlin with a MSc in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering. He co-founded the CAE startup Dive Solutions in 2017 and has led its Product Management since then. Under his supervision, Dive’s scientific SPH code was transformed into a commercial cloud-based product that is globally used by renowned engineering enterprises. As CPO, his responsibilities include evolving Dive’s product strategy for solver technologies, numerical methods, and cloud-platform capabilities. He also leads Dive’s customer and market research and the continuous improvement of Dive’s platform capabilities through agile software engineering methods.

Dr. Abdulla Ghani

Professor, TU Berlin

Physically Informed Machine Learning Using the Example of Reactive Flows

Abdulla Ghani directs as a Junior Professor at TU Berlin the "Chair of Data Analysis and Modeling of Turbulent Flows" since April 2020. In 2012, he started his PhD thesis at Cerfacs in Toulouse on LES of combustion instabilities in aeronautical gas turbines. After completion in 2015, he worked as a postdoc at IMF Toulouse and at TU Munich. His research combines high-fidelity numerical simulations combined with reduced-order and data-driven models. Beside scientific collaborations with industry, his research is funded by an ERC Starting Grant.


Training Day
Tutorial I
SPH foundations
Julien Michel (EC Nantes)
Coffee break
Tutorial II
Advanced SPH
Georgios Fourtakas (University of Manchester)
Lunch Break
Tutorial III
Introduction to the Dive Simulation Software
Benjamin Legrady, (Dive)
Workshop Day 1
Pierre Sabrowski (Dive)
Keynote I
How to Perform Finite Volume Methods on Traditional SPH Playgrounds
Martin Ferrand (EDF)
Coffee Break
Session 1
High-Order Mesh-Free DNS: Recent Developments
Jack King (University of Manchester)

Modeling Turbulent Diffusion within the Sph Model
Domenico Davide Meringolo (UNIR Calabria)

Addressing Subsonic Turbulence With SPH-EXA
Rubén Cabezón (University of Basel)
SPH formulations for RANS Modeling
Feng Wang (TU Munich)
Session 2
Development of an SPH-FEM Coupling Platform for Post-TAVI Hemodynamic Assessment
Jolan Lopez (EC Nantes)
SPH-FEM Coupling Approach for Simulating Free Surface Flows Interacting With Porous Media in Industrial Application
Tobias Wybranietz (Dive)
Multi-body simulation of a tracked rover on granular soil using SPH framework
Rahul Somasundaram (TU Hamburg-Harburg)
Analysis of Pipeline Self-Burial Process with a Multiphase Non-Newtonian SPH Model
Javier Calderon-Sanchez (UP Madrid)
Lunch Break
Session 3
Extension of the Consistent δ-Plus-SPH Model for Multiphase Flows Considering the Compressibility of Different Phases
Xiao-Ting Huang (Sun Yat-sen University)
Enhancing the Resolution of the Continuity Equation in the Context of Projection-Based Particle Methods by Two Novel Schemes
Takafumi Gotoh (Kyoto University)
Wave Generation by Wavy Interface Boundary Model in δ-SPH Framework with Volume Conservation Scheme
Yuma Shimizu (Kyoto University)
An Algorithm for Monitoring and Controlling Volume Errors within the SPH Schemes
Chiara Pilloton (CNR)
Session 4
Ensure IP Splash- and Jet-Water Protection with Highly Automated SPH Simulation
Kai Häberle (Kärcher)
Simulating Free Surface Flows with Augmented Lagrangian SPH
Deniz Kolukisa (Sabanci University)
Comparison of DualSPHysics and Shallow Water Equations for Modelling of River Flows
Aaron English (University of Parma)
Wave Breaking and Transport of Clifftop Boulders
Constantinos Menelaou (UC Dublin)
Coffee Break
Session 5
An Enhanced Total Lagrangian SPH for Non-Linear and Finite Strain Elastic Structural Dynamics
Abbas Khayyer (Kyoto University)
A New Conservative ALE SPH Algorithm for Nonlinear Solid Dynamics
Chun Hean Lee (University of Glasgow)
A Generalized Essentially Non-Hourglass Total Lagrangian SPH Solid Dynamics
Dong Wu (TU Munich)
Brittle Fracture Modeling with Total Lagrangian SPH
Göktuğ Kılıç (Sabanci University)
Welcome Drink
Workshop Day 02
Session 6
3D Validation of a Multi-Resolution SPH Scheme Based on Domain-Decomposition
Francesco Ricci (University of Parma)
Multi-Phase Multi-Resolution SPH for Violent Wave Impacts
Annelie Baines (Ghent University)
Lagrangian Multi-Resolution Technique for ISPH
Naoki Tsuruta (Port and Airport Reserach Institute, JP)
Hybrid Radiation Hydrodynamics Scheme with Gravity Tree-Based Adaptive Optimization Algorithm
Cheryl Lau (University of St. Andrews)
Session 7
Study on Applicability of DualSPHysics to Scouring Caused by Tsunami Overflowing a Levee
Kosuke Yamada (Kansai University)
SPH Simulation of Highly Viscous Non-Newtonian Shear Rate Dependent Material Flows
Theodor Hennings (Dive)
Applicability Verification of DualSPHysics for Gas-Liquid Mixing by Breaking Waves
Ibuki Ueda (Kansai University)
Investigation of Oil Shielding Plates Using SPH
Andreas Bauer (KIT)
Coffee break
Keynote II
Current status and future trajectory of SPH in industrial engineering simulation
Felix Pause (Dive)
Panel Discussion
FVM vs. SPH: How does the future of industrial CFD look like?
Damien Violeau (EDF)
Lunch Break
Session 8
Towards High-Order Consistency and Convergence of Conservative SPH Approximations
Bo Zhang (TU Munich)
Fast, Adaptive Dual-Time Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Weakly-Compressible Flows
Prabhu Ramachandran (IIT Bombay)
SPH Energy Balance for Flows Dominated by Surface Tension Effects
Andrea Colagrossi (CNR)
A Multi-Physics Single-Phase SPH Scheme to Simulate the Leidenfrost Flow
Chunze Cen (University of Manchester)
Session 9
A Link Between Information Theory and SPH
Daniel Duque (UP Madrid)
Physically-Motivated Machine Learning Models for Lagrangian Fluid Mechanics
Rene Winchenbach (TU Munich)
Towards Exascale SPH on Heterogeneous Supercomputers
Abouzied Nasar (University of Manchester)
Increasing Energy-Efficiency of SPH Codes Through Dynamic GPU Frequency Scaling
Osman Seckin Simsek (University of Basel)
Coffee Break
Session 10
Improving Data Analysis Efficiency in Extreme-Scale SPH Simulations
Yiging Zhu (University of Basel)
A Novel Immersed Boundary High-Order Spectral Incompressible SPH Scheme
Meixuan Lin (University of Manchester)
A Pressure Boundary Condition and a Simpler Bidirectional Buffer for Weakly-Compressible SPH
Shuoguo Zhang (TU Munich)
When Particle Shifting is Expected to Improve Convergence of Lagrangian Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
Lennart Beck (Dive)
Gala Dinner
Wartehalle, Julie-Wolfthorn-Straße 1, 10115 Berlin | 15 min public transport: U6 Stadtmitte➡ U6 Naturkundemuseum
Workshop Day 03
Keynote III
Physically informed machine learning using the example of reactive flows
Abdulla Ghani (TU Berlin)
Coffee Break
Session 11
Axial Crushing of Fibre-Reinforced Composite Tubes Using SPH
Fiona Jepleting (University of Hertfordshire)
Solidification Induced Compressible SPH Solver for the Prediction of Shrinkage Porosity in Metallic Castings
Mehdi Abdi (University of Cartharge)
Modeling of the Honing Process Using SPH to Optimize Flushing Conditions
Robert Hörl (TU Berlin)
A Novel Approach for Modelling Thrombus Formation in Cardiovascular Systems Using SPH
Sumantha Laha (University of Manchester)
Session 12
Characterizing Volcano Deposits with SPH
Gaetana Ganci (INGV Catania)
SPH Simulation of Dam-Break Flows of Non-Newtonian Fluids
Mehdi Valizideh (University of Naples)
Modelling Internal Erosion and Resulting Failures in Soils with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)
Ruofeng Feng (University of Manchester)
Lunch break
Session 13
Efficient Simulation of Oil Lubrication in Rolling Bearings
Kay Juckelandt (Schaeffler)
Wetting and Oil Flow Analysis of Planetary Gearboxes Using Oil Flow Simulations
Claus Kunik (SEW)
Application of SPH in Automobile Dip Coating
Saba Golshaahi Sumesaraayi (Fifty2)
Development of a Simulation Model to Analyse the Gearbox of a Formula Student Prototype Racing Car
Jan-Niclas Peters (RWTH Aachen)
Closing Ceremony
Farewell coffee
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Networking Opportunities

Welcome Drink

Enjoy a welcome drink on 18 June while chatting with conference participants and contributors from academia and the industry.

This activity is included in the workshop price.

Gala Dinner

Get together for a gala dinner on 19 June and indulge in conversations all around SPH and more. Sit down for a delicious dinner and have a good time in the heart of Berlin.

This activity is included in the workshop price.

Friday Day Trip

Be part of the Friday Day Trip on 21 June and discover Berlin's history together with your peers. You’ll start with a tour of the the Berlin Wall Museum, learning about the history and challenges of the GDR. The tour continues with a walk to the pier, where a boat will take you to the East Side Gallery. Here you’ll discover part of the Berlin Wall and the longest open-air gallery of the world.

This activity has to be booked separately.

Workshop Venue

NH Collection
Leipziger Straße 106-111
10117 Berlin

Contact: 030 203760

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