The views, information, or opinions expressed in the Industry News RSS feed belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of IDEX Health & Science and its employees.
Article obtained from Springer RSS Feed.
In this paper, a parametric study of fluid–solid interaction for single-particle dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) model is conducted to describe the hydrodynamic interactions in a large range of particle sizes. To successfully reproduce the hydrodynamics for different particle sizes, and overcome the problem that effective radius of solid sphere does not match its real radius, the cut-off radius and conservative force coefficient of single-particle DPD model have been modified. The cut-off radius and conservative force coefficient are related to the drag force and radial distribution function, so that, for each particle size, they can be determined by DPD simulations. Through numerical fitting, two empirical formulas as a function of spherical radius are developed to calculate the cut-off radius and conservative force coefficient. Numerical results indicate that the single-particle DPD model is, indeed, capable of capturing low Reynolds number hydrodynamic interactions for different particle sizes by selecting these model parameters reasonably. Specifically, the model can not only insure that drag force and torque are quantitatively consistent with theoretical results, but also guarantee the effective radius matches well its real radius. In addition, the shear dissipative force is the major part of drag force and should not be ignored. This study will help to improve the application range of single-particle DPD model to make it suitable for different particle sizes and provide parameter guidance for studying fluid–solid interaction using single-particle DPD model.READ MORE