Title: Smooth particle hydrodynamics: status and future potential

Authors: Paul W. Cleary, Mahesh Prakash, Joseph Ha, Nick Stokes, Craig Scott

Addresses: CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Private Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia. ' CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Private Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia. ' CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Private Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia. ' CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Private Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia. ' CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Private Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia

Abstract: SPH is a powerful mesh free method that is now able to solve very complex multi-physics flow and deformation problems in a broad number of fields. This paper concentrates on the use of SPH to simulate a broad range of complex industrial fluid flow problems. These include free surface fluid flow for the generation of digital content, geophysical flows such as volcanic lava flows and tsunamis, several types of die casting (gravity, high pressure and ingot casting), resin transfer moulding and flow in porous media, mixing of particulates in liquid, pyrometallurgy and slurry flow in semi-autogenous grinding mills. The strengths and weaknesses of SPH will be explored and future opportunities for using the method to make major modelling advances are discussed.

Keywords: smoothed particle hydrodynamics; SPH; free surface fluid flow; die casting; ingot casting; tsunamis; flooding; dam breaks; particulate-fluid mixing; reacting gas-fluid-solid flows; mineral processing fluid flow; resin transfer moulding; pyrometallurgy; slurry flow; CFD; computational fluid dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2007.013000

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2007 Vol.7 No.2/3/4, pp.70 - 90

Published online: 03 Apr 2007 *

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