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Particles 2021

04 - 05 October, 2021
Hamburg, Germany

The VII International Conference on Particle-Based Methods (PARTICLES 2021) will be organised on 4-5 October 2021, in Hamburg, Germany. The six 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 and in Barcelona, Spain on 28-30 October 2019

Due to the worldwide situation with Covid-19, the conference organizers have decided that this edition of PARTICLES 2021 will be held in a hybrid mode.

The format of the conference will follow precisely that of a standard in-person event. The conference will be organized in sessions including 5-6 papers each. The same format will be followed by Invited Sessions that could include a Keynote presentation.

Sessions will comprise a mixture of in-person and online presentations:

Authors attending in-person will present their papers as usual on the conference site. These presentations will be live streamed via the conference web platform to those not present on-site.

Authors attending the conference online only will be expected to present their paper live online at the allocated time in their session.

PARTICLES 2021 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.

PARTICLES 2021 will aim to cover both concepts of particle-based techniques, because of their strong interrelation both in the computation and application points of view.

PARTICLES 2021 will be dedicated to the memory of professor D. Roger J. Owen.who passed away on January 13 2020. Prof Owen was an eminent scientist in the field of computational mechanics. He was also one of the founders of the PARTICLES conference and co-chair of its first editions.

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.

Conference Topics

The conference topics will include


    Discretization concepts
  • Lattice-Boltzmann Method (LBM)
  • Material Point Method (MPM)
  • Meshless methods
  • Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) methods
  • Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM)
  • Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH)
    Physical particles
  • Discrete (Distinct) Element Method (DEM)
  • Molecular Dynamics (MD)


  • Bio-medical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Composites
  • Computational chemistry
  • Contact problems
  • Damage
  • Disintegration processes
  • Earth and rock-fill dams
  • Environment and geosciences
  • Food processes
  • Forming processes
  • Fracture & fatigue
  • Free surface flows
  • Geomechanics
  • Geophysics
  • Granulation processes
  • High velocity impact and blast problems
  • Ice mechanics
  • Industrial applications
  • Melting and burning of objects in fire situations
  • Mining engineering
  • Mixing processes
  • Multi-body and non-linear dynamics
  • Multi-fracturing solids systems
  • Multiphase flows
  • Multi-physics problems
  • Multi-scale material models
  • Nano- and micromechanics
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Parallel processing
  • Pharmaceutical processes
  • Quantum and molecular mechanics
  • Radiation damage
  • Railway ballast
  • Real time computing
  • Ship hydrodynamics

Plenary Lecturers

Confirmed plenary lecturers

Sergio Idelsohn Barg


Prof. Stefan Luding

University of Twente, Netherlands

Prof. Dennis M. Kochmann

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Peter Eberhard

University of Stuttgart, Germanyng and Computational Mechanics

Prof. Christine M. Hrenya

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Prof. Jidong Zhao

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Prof. Tarek Zohdi

University of California, Berkeley, USA