On the Foundations of the Stochastic Immersed Boundary Method

@inproceedings{Kramer2007OnTF,
  title={On the Foundations of the Stochastic Immersed Boundary Method},
  author={Peter R. Kramer and Charles S. Peskin and Paul J. Atzberger},
  year={2007}
}
We explore the theoretical foundations for the inclusion of thermal fluctuations in the immersed boundary method for simulating microscale fluid systems with immersed flexible structures, as in cellular and subcellular biology. We investigate in particular the physical validity of the thermal forcing scheme with respect to the coupling of fluid and immersed structural degrees of freedom and non-equilibrium conditions. We discuss also the shortcomings of a natural alternative scheme in which the… CONTINUE READING