Top 10 Downloaded Articles 2020

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Grand challenges for Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics numerical schemes
by Renato Vacondio, Corrado Altomare, Matthieu De Leffe, Xiangyu Hu, David Le Touzé, Steven Lind, Jean-Christophe Marongiu, Salvatore Marrone, Benedict D. Rogers & Antonio Souto-Iglesias 

An efficient and stabilised SPH method for large strain metal plastic deformations
by Giorgio Greto & Sivakumar Kulasegaram 

Simulation of fracture propagation in fibre-reinforced concrete using FDEM: an application to tunnel linings
by A. Farsi, A. Bedi, J. P. Latham & K. Bowers 

HOSS: an implementation of the combined finite-discrete element method
by Earl E. Knight, Esteban Rougier, Zhou Lei, Bryan Euser, Viet Chau, Samuel H. Boyce, Ke Gao, Kurama Okubo & Marouchka Froment 

Effect of particle roughness on the bulk deformation using coupled boundary element and discrete element methods
by Sadegh Nadimi, Ali Ghanbarzadeh, Anne Neville & Mojtaba Ghadiri 

Fluid-structure interaction of flexible submerged vegetation stems and kinetic turbine blades
by Mingyang Wang, Eldad J. Avital, Xin Bai, Chunning Ji, Dong Xu, John J. R. Williams & Antonio Munjiza 

A class of particulate problems suited to FDEM requiring accurate simulation of shape effects in packed granular structures
by John-Paul Latham, J. Xiang, A. Farsi, C. Joulin & N. Karantzoulis 

Full-scale simulation and validation of bucket filling for a mining rope shovel by using a combined rigid FE-DEM granular material model
by Andreas Svanberg, Simon Larsson, Rikard Mäki & Pär Jonsén 

Generalized reproducing kernel peridynamics: unification of local and non-local meshfree methods, non-local derivative operations, and an arbitrary-order state-based peridynamic formulation
by Michael Hillman, Marco Pasetto & Guohua Zhou 

Capturing heat transfer for complex-shaped multibody contact problems, a new FDEM approach
by Clément Joulin, Jiansheng Xiang, John-Paul Latham, Christopher Pain & Pablo Salinas