A note on dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) modelling of simple fluids

Phan-Thien, N. and Mai-Duy, N. and Nguyen, T. Y. N. (2018) A note on dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) modelling of simple fluids. Computers and Fluids, 176. pp. 97-108. ISSN 0045-7930

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In this paper, we show that a Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) model of a viscous Newtonian fluid may actually produce a linear viscoelastic fluid. We demonstrate that a single set of DPD particles can be used to model a linear viscoelastic fluid with its physical parameters, namely the dynamical viscosity and the relaxation time in its memory kernel, determined from the DPD system at equilibrium. The emphasis of this study is placed on (i) the estimation of the linear viscoelastic effect from the standard parameter choice; and (ii) the investigation of the dependence of the DPD transport properties on the length and time scales, which are introduced from the physical phenomenon under examination. Transverse-current auto-correlation functions (TCAF) in Fourier space are employed to study the effects of the length scale, while analytic expressions of the shear stress in a simple small amplitude oscillatory shear flow are utilised to study the effects of the time scale. A direct mechanism for imposing the particle diffusion time and fluid viscosity in the hydrodynamic limit on the DPD system is also proposed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to Submitted version 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: 07 Feb 2019 01:29
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 00:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: dissipative particle dynamics (DPD); simple fluids; generalised hydrodynamics; Newtonian fluids; linear viscoelastic fluids
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010399 Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.08.030
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35475

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