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Title: Hydrodynamic interactions in dissipative particle dynamics
Authors: Li, Zhigang
Drazer, German
Keywords: Dissipative particle dynamics
Fluidic devices
Particle-solid interactions
Colloidal particles
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Citation: Physics of Fluids. A, Fluid dynamics, vol. 20, iss. 10, October, 2008, p. 103601.
Abstract: Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) has recently attracted great interest due to its potential to simulate the dynamics of colloidal particles in fluidic devices. In this work, we explore the validity of DPD to reproduce the hydrodynamic interaction between a suspended particle and confining solid walls. We first show that a relatively large Schmidt number of the DPD fluid can be obtained by increasing the ratio between the strength of the dissipative force and the kinetic energy of the particles. We then measure the mobility and diffusion coefficient of the colloidal particles and show good agreement with the predicted results. We then focus on the particle-solid interactions and measure the force on a colloidal particle moving both parallel and perpendicular to two parallel walls. In both cases we found good agreement with the theoretical predictions based on Stokes flows for separations as small as one-tenth of the particle radius.
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