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Why use Particle Methods?

Why use Particle Methods?


NAFEMS wishes to commission an author to the publication “Why 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 managers, team leaders, chief engineers and scientists responsible for analysis and modelling activities within their organisation.

Suggested Contents

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

  • introduction of particle methods for continuous and discrete systems,
  • application areas, strengths and limitations for the individual approaches,
  • their role and place in the product development process,
  • successful applications from different industry sectors,
  • and should ultimately answer the question; “Why (and when) to use them?”.


The document should confirm to the standard NAFEMS publication template (provided upon contract award). The anticipated length of the publication is between 40-70 A5 pages.


The total cost is not expected to exceed £5000 (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 "How To 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.