Efficient simulation of noncrossing fibers and chains in a hydrodynamic solvent.

  title={Efficient simulation of noncrossing fibers and chains in a hydrodynamic solvent.},
  author={Johan T. Padding},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={130 14},
  • J. Padding
  • Published 24 February 2009
  • Physics, Engineering
  • The Journal of chemical physics
An efficient simulation method is presented for Brownian fiber suspensions, which includes both uncrossability of the fibers and hydrodynamic interactions between the fibers mediated by a mesoscopic solvent. To conserve hydrodynamics, collisions between the fibers are treated such that momentum and energy are conserved locally. The choice of simulation parameters is rationalized on the basis of dimensionless numbers expressing the relative strength of different physical processes. The method is… 
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