A method to resolve hydrodynamic interactions in colloidal dispersions

Ryoichi Yamamoto, Yasuya Nakayama, Kang Kim

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A new computational method is presented to resolve hydrodynamic interactions acting on solid particles immersed in incompressible host fluids. In this method, boundaries between solid particles and host fluids are replaced with a continuous interface by assuming a smoothed profile. This simple modification enabled us to calculate hydrodynamic interactions both efficiently and accurately, without neglecting many-body interactions. The validity of the method was tested by calculating the drag force acting on a single cylindrical rod moving in an incompressible Newtonian fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Europhysics Conference on Computational Physics 2004 CCP 2004 -
Duration: Sept 1 2004Sept 4 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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