Multi-phase Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)

Masters’ Thesis

I studied the suitability of SPH for studying stratified flow for my Masters’ thesis. I worked with and contributed to PySPH for this work. The complete thesis pdf file can be downloaded/viewed here. The following topics are discussed in detail in the thesis:

  • Surface tension implementation in SPH

  • Viscosity discontinuity implementation in SPH

  • Interfacial instabilities

  • Numerical stability

Some interfacial instabilities simulated with SPH as part of the thesis:

  • Kelvin-Helmholtz instability

  • Rayleigh-Taylor instability