A GPU-Accelerated Three-Dimensional SPH Solver for Geotechnical Applications

  • Chong PengEmail author
  • Wei Wu
  • Hai-sui Yu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


A three-dimensional GPU-accelerated SPH solver is developed and ready to be released as an open-source tool. In this paper, the SPH formulation, geomechnical aspects of SPH modeling and the GPU parallelization are presented. A numerical case of granular flow passing a cylindrical obstacle is simulated to show the performance of the solver.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbHSteyrAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Geotechnical EngineeringUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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