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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2005 vol. 7)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 39-46
Vasileios Symeonidis , Brown University
George Em Karniadakis , Brown University
Bruce Caswell , Brown University
Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) is a simulation method at mesoscopic scales that bridges the gap between molecular dynamics and continuum hydrodynamics. It can simulate efficiently complex liquids and dense suspensions using only a few thousands of virtual particles and at speed-up factors of more than one hundred thousands compared to molecular dynamics. Here we demonstrate the potential and accuracy of the method by computing well known scaling laws for polymer flows from simulations on a laptop, using new time-staggered algorithms.
dissipative particle dynamics, molecular dynamics, continuum hydrodynamics, fluid simulation, multiscale simulation

G. E. Karniadakis, B. Caswell and V. Symeonidis, "A Seamless Approach to Multiscale Complex Fluid Simulation," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 7, no. , pp. 39-46, 2005.
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