Application of Mesoscale Dynamics: Practical Exercises

Welcome to the Practical Exercises on Application of Mesoscale Dynamics. These exercises have been designed to give you experience of using CCP5’s general-purpose mesoscale modelling code package DL_MESO.

DL_MESO consists of two codes and mesoscale modelling methods: Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) and the Lattice Boltzmann Equation (LBE) method. While these methods work differently, they can both be used to look at systems that fit between atomistic and continuum length and time scales, with many advantages over modelling methods looking at those extremes (e.g. molecular dynamics, computational fluid dynamics).

You do not need to complete all six exercises to benefit from them: indeed, if you prefer to concentrate on one particular method or aspects of that method, please feel free to do so. All of the exercises can be completed on a standalone laptop or desktop computer, although access to a multicore machine will help speed up the calculations.