Computer simulation of particle suspensions

J.D.R. Harting, M. Hecht, H.J. Herrmann, S. McNamara

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    Particle suspensions are ubiquitous in our daily life, but are not well understood due to their complexity. During the last twenty years, various simulation methods have been developed in order to model these systems. Due to varying properties of the solved particles and the solvents, one has to choose the simulation method properly in order to use the available compute resources most effectively with resolving the system as well as needed. Various techniques for the simulation of particle suspensions have been implemented at the Institute for Computational Physics allowing us to study the properties of clay-like systems, where Brownian motion is important, more macroscopic particles like glass spheres or fibers solved in liquids, or even the pneumatic transport of powders in pipes. In this paper we will present the various methods we applied and developed and discuss their individual advantages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMultifield Problems in Solid and Fluid Mechanics
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-34959-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics
    ISSN (Print)1613-7736


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