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Welcome to Particles Course 2020!

The Short Course on Particle-Based Methods in Engineering and Applied Science will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 6-7 July, 2020.

The course aims at giving an overview of the theory and applications of the most used particle methods. With Particle Methods we refer to those numerical methodologies using the concept of particles either to carry the information of the deforming continuum, such as the Material Point Method (MPM), Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), and the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM), or to represent computationally real physical particles, like in the Discrete Element Method (DEM).

The course will give a detailed presentation of the theoretical bases and implementation aspects of the mentioned methods. Other particle methods, like PFEM-2, Lattice-Boltzmann Method (LBM), Element Free Galerkin Method (EFGM), and Reproducing Kernel Particle Method (RKPM) will be also described.

The brand-new formulations and applications of these particle methods to complex Engineering problems will be presented and an extended overview of the existent literature will be also provided.

During the course, widely-used open-source software based on particle methods will be also presented giving details about its utilization.

The lectures will be given by expert developers and users of the mentioned particle-based methods coming from both the academic and the industry.

The course is addressed to master, doctoral and post-doctoral students, more in general, to all those scientists and engineers wishing to learn the basics of particle-based computational methods.

International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Barcelona, Spain
particles_sec@cimne.upc.edu / Telf. + 34 - 93 405 46 94 - Fax. + 34 - 93 205 83 47
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