CCP5 Summer School Advanced Seminar Content: Mesoscale Methods (2017)

Summer School Advanced Seminar Content: Mesoscale Methods (2017)

I. Halliday and M. Seaton

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School Timetable
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The course will cover the following topics:

  1. Background. Why are mesoscale methods necessary and what are the possible areas of application?
  2. Kinetic Theory
  3. Mesoscale simulation strategies
    • The `bottom-up' approach
    • The `top-down' approach
  4. Lagrangian Hydrodynamics
  5. Lattice Gas Cellular Automata
    • The Frisch-Hasslacher-Pomeau algorithm
    • Theory of LGCA
    • Comparison with CFD
    • Multi-component LGCA
    • The Rothman-Keller method
  6. Lattice Boltzmann Equation
    • Boltzmann's equation
    • The Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook algorithm
    • Simple boundary conditions
    • Esoteric boundary conditions
    • Lattice Boltzmann from Kinetic Theory
    • Other Lattice Boltzmann models
    • The Chapman-Enskog expansion
    • Lattice Boltzmann for multi-component flows
    • Applications
    • Segregation
    • Interfacial Tension
  7. Dissipative Particle Dynamics
    • Origin of DPD
    • The DPD algorithm
    • The Fokker-Planck formulation of DPD
    • Applications to complex fluids
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Thermodynamics and DPD
    • Molecular dynamics and DPD

 

 

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