Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is a lagrangian mesh-free method that naturally captures the free-surface flow dynamics by discretizing the fluid into a set of fluid elements. Rocky 2022R2 SPH-DEM is fully coupled with real particle shapes and it is native to GPUs and Multi-GPUs. The method is ideal for this class of problems, especially for splashing or surface fragmentation, reducing the complexities of free surface tracking associated with standard grid-based solutions.
Our webinar presents the new SPH module embedded in Rocky and how it further expands particle methods to cover both fluids and discrete solid elements. Development of SPH-DEM complements Rocky Particle-Fluids coupling and is the fourth coupling category adding to existing LBM, Resolved and Semi-resolved solutions for particle-laden flows.
Join us for an overview of Rocky’s SPH-DEM unique solution and updates on new features and performance improvements in the 2022R2 SPH module, including the thermal module and the related solver API that allows users to bring their own models into the Rocky SPH-DEM code. We’ll see application examples that further highlight the power of Rocky’s SPH-DEM coupling for solving practical problems in engineering applications.