In this work two particle methods are studied in the context of viscous flows. The first one is a Vortex Particle Method, called Diffused Vortex Hydrodynamics (DVH), recently developed to simulate complex viscous flows at medium and high Reynolds regimes. This method presents some similarities with the SPH model and its Lagrangian meshless nature, even if it is based on a different numerical approach. Advantages and drawbacks of the two methods have been previously studied in Colagrossi et al.  from a theoretical point of view and in Rossi et al. , where these particle methods have been tested on selected benchmarks. Further investigations are presented in this article highlighting analogies and differences between the two particle models.