Numerical Simulation of the Motion of Inextensible Capsules in Shear Flow Under the Effect of the Natural State

  title={Numerical Simulation of the Motion of Inextensible Capsules in Shear Flow Under the Effect of the Natural State},
  author={Xiting Niu and Lingling Shi and Tsorng‐Whay Pan and Roland Glowinski},
  journal={Communications in Computational Physics},
In this paper, a computational model for the natural state of an inextensible capsule has been successfully combined with a spring model of the capsule membrane to simulate the motion of the capsule in two-dimensional shear flow. Besides the viscosity ratio of the internal fluid and external fluid of the capsule, the natural state also plays a role for having the transition between two well known motions, tumbling and tank-treading (TT) with the long axis oscillates about a fixed inclination… 

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