Investigation of particles size effects in Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) modelling of colloidal suspensions

Mai-Duy, N. and Phan-Thien, N. and Khoo, B. C. (2015) Investigation of particles size effects in Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) modelling of colloidal suspensions. Computer Physics Communications, 189. pp. 37-46. ISSN 0010-4655

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In the Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) simulation of suspension, the fluid (solvent) and colloidal particles
are replaced by a set of DPD particles and therefore their relative sizes (as measured by their exclusion zones) can affect the maximal packing fraction of the colloidal particles. In this study, we investigate roles of the conservative, dissipative and random forces in this relative size ratio (colloidal/solvent). We propose a mechanism of adjusting the DPD parameters to properly model the solvent phase (the solvent here is supposed to have the same isothermal compressibility to that of water).

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 03:08
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: dissipative particle dynamics; colloidal suspensions; volume packing fraction; solvent particle size; spring model
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010302 Numerical Solution of Differential and Integral Equations
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2014.12.003

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