Advances of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: the Proceedings of the 2017 SPHERIC Beijing International Workshop
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is a Lagrangian, meshfree and particle method. It has recently gained enhanced attention in the area of scientific computing. Exemplary applications refer to the development of galaxies in astrophysics, environmental engineering, applied solid mechanics, marine and coastal engineering, nuclear power engineering, and medical engineering or geotechnical problems. The SPH European Research Interest Community (SPHERIC) was founded in 2005 as a Special Interest Group of the ERCOFTAC community and aims at encouraging and facilitating the spread of the SPH method throughout Europe and the wider international community. Since that time, the SPHERIC community continues both to grow and to play an important role in helping the development of SPH for academia, industry and government organizations. The successful concept of SPHERIC is due to a methodological focus in an interdisciplinary application environment, integrating the know-how of physicists, mathematicians, IT experts and engineers from academia and industry.