The VIII International Conference on Particle-Based Methods (PARTICLES 2023) will be organised on 9-11 October 2023, in Milan, Italy. The seven previous conferences on this series were held in Barcelona on 25-27 November 2009 and 26-28 October 2011, in Stuttgart on 18-20 September 2013, in Barcelona on 28-30 September 2015, in Hannover, Germany, on 26-28 September 2017, again in Barcelona, Spain on 28-30 October 2019, in Hamburg on 4-5 October 2021.
PARTICLES 2023 will address both the fundamental basis and the applicability of state-of-the-art particle-based computational methods that can be effectively used for solving a variety of problems in engineering and applied sciences.
The denotation "Particle-Based Methods" basically stands for two different computational models in solid and fluid mechanics.
On the one hand, it represents discretization concepts in which the response of a continuum is projected onto “particles” carrying the mechanical deformation during deformations. Typical representatives are Meshless Methods, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) methods, Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) methods, the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM), the Material Point Method (MPM) and the Lattice-Boltzmann-Method (LBM), among others.
The denotation also expresses the computational representation of physical particles existing on different scales. Classical versions are Molecular Dynamics (MD) or the Discrete (Distinct) Element Method (DEM). Here either the particles exist a priori like in granular matters or they evolve during the loading process. In some cases the two models of discretization and physical particles are interconnected.
PARTICLES 2023 will aim to cover both concepts of particle-based techniques, because of their strong interrelation both in the computation and application points of view.
The conference is one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and a Special Interest Conference of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). It is also supported by other scientific organizations in Europe and worldwide.