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

Keynotes 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

Electricité de France

Keynote: How to perform Finite Volumes Methods on traditional SPH playgrounds

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

Dive solutions

Keynote: 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.

Prof. Dr. Abdulla Ghani

TU Berlin

Keynote: 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.


SPH foundations
Presented by Dr. Julien Michel
Coffee break
Advanced SPH
Presented by Dr. Georgios Fourtakas
Lunch Break
Introduction to the Dive simulation software
Presented by Benjamin Legrady
How perform Finite Volumes Methods on traditional SPH playgrounds
Presented by Martin Ferrand
Coffee Break
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Lunch Break
Session 3
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Session 4
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Welcome Drink
Current status and future trajectory of SPH in industrial engineering simulation
Presented by Felix Pause
Session 5
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Coffee break
Panel Discussion "FVM vs. SPH: How does the future of industrial CFD look like?"
Moderated by Prof. Dr. David Le Touzé
Session 6
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Lunch Break
Session 7
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Session 8
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Gala Dinner
Physically informed machine learning using the example of reactive flows
Presented by Abdulla Ghani
Session 10
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Lunch break
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Session 12
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Coffee Break
Session 13
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Closing and Awards

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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

UEFA Euro 2024 also takes place in Berlin!

We strongly recommend booking your accommodation early.


Accommodation at a special price is reserved for SPHERIC delegates at the event hotel NH Collection. The accommodation cost is excluded from the workshop price.

Please write us
via spheric2024@dive-solutions.de so we can put you on the list of the NH hotel's limited offer.

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NH Collection am Checkpoint Charlie
Leipziger Straße 106-111
10117 Berlin

Contact: 030 203760

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Ibis Budget Potsdamer Platz
Anhalter Straße 6
10963 Berlin

Contact: 030 2576770

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Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
Unter den Linden 77
10117 Berlin

Contact: 030 22610

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Select Hotel The Wall Berlin
Zimmerstraße 88
10117 Berlin

Contact: 030 3087770

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