Coarse-graining, compressibility, and thermal fluctuation scaling in dissipative particle dynamics employed with pre-determined input parameters

Mai-Duy, N. ORCID: and Phan-Thien, N. and Nguyen, T. Y. N. and Tran-Cong, T. (2020) Coarse-graining, compressibility, and thermal fluctuation scaling in dissipative particle dynamics employed with pre-determined input parameters. Physics of Fluids, 32 (5):053313. ISSN 1070-6631

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In this study, a Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) method is employed with its input parameters directly determined from the fluid properties, such as the fluid mass density, water compressibility, and viscosity. The investigation of thermal fluctuation scaling requires constant fluid properties, and this proposed DPD version meets this requirement. Its numerical verifications in simple or complex fluids under viscometric or non-viscometric flows indicate that (i) the level of thermal fluctuations in the DPD model for both types of fluids is consistently reduced with an increase in the coarse-graining level and (ii) viscometric or non-viscometric flows of a model fluid at different coarse-graining levels have a similar behavior. Furthermore, to reduce the compressibility effect of the DPD fluid in simulating incompressible flows, a new simple treatment is presented and shown to be very effective.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 04:46
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 05:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: compressibility effects; dissipative particle dynamics
Fields of Research (2008): 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010302 Numerical Solution of Differential and Integral Equations
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Fields of Research (2020): 49 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 4903 Numerical and computational mathematics > 490303 Numerical solution of differential and integral equations
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401706 Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
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