Simulation of concentrated suspensions using the force-coupling method

  title={Simulation of concentrated suspensions using the force-coupling method},
  author={Kyongmin Yeo and Martin R. Maxey},
  journal={J. Comput. Physics},
The force-coupling method (FCM) represents the dynamics of low Reynolds number suspension flows through a distributed, low-order, finite force-multipole expansion and provides an efficient, matrix-free method to solve the mobility problem for the particle motion. In concentrated suspensions, strong short-range lubrication forces are generated between particles in close proximity as fluid in the intervening gap is displaced by the relative motion of the particles. These forces, together with… CONTINUE READING