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How to use Particle Methods?

How to use Particle Methods?


NAFEMS wishes to commission an author to the publication “How to use Particle Methods?”.

Particle methods allow for the simulation of both discrete and continuous systems and have their forte in a domain where “traditional” finite element and volume methods tend to become inefficient. The publication is intended to focus on techniques which are advantageous for modeling fluid dynamics and complex multiphase flows.

Intended Readership

The intended readership consists of design and simulation engineers involved in the product development phase. The document is expected to provide the readers with an introduction to the best practice in the application particle methods, illustrated by reference to successful industrial examples.

Suggested Contents

The publication is expected to provide a brief theoretical introduction to particle methods for engineering simulation including (but not limited to) the following topics;

  • particle methods for continuous and discrete systems,
  • time stepping schemes for particle methods,
  • neighbour-finding algorithms,
  • discretizing differential operators on particles,
  • hybrid particle-mesh methods.

The publication should have its focus on sharing current best practice related to;

  • model building process when using the introduced models,
  • interpretation, assessment and presentation of results,
  • linking the results of simulations with particle methods to engineering design,
  • case studies.


The document should confirm to the standard NAFEMS publication template (provided upon contract award). The anticipated length of the publication is between 80-100 A5 pages.


The total cost is not expected to exceed £8000 (GBP), and it is expected that the document will be completed within 12 months from NAFEMS approval.

Guidance for Proposals

Each proposal should consist of:

  • the proposed structure of the document with the titles of the sections to be developed,
  • work plan including milestones and interim deliveries for early review,
  • cost,
  • The authors' credentials, curriculum vitae, etc. (Proposals from single authors and consortia will be considered.)
  • The PSE competencies that the publication is anticipated to address. Contact to obtain access.
  • P​otential authors are encouraged to submit a proposal for the tender on "Why Use Particle Methods" as well.


Interested potential authors should request additional information using the following email address: Interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals by the 1st of January 2025.