Simulating colloid hydrodynamics with lattice Boltzmann methods

M E Cates, K Stratford, R Adhikari, P Stansell, J C Desplat, I Pagonabarraga, A J Wagner

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We present a progress report on our work on lattice Boltzmann methods for colloidal suspensions. We focus on the treatment of colloidal particles in binary solvents and on the inclusion of thermal noise. For a benchmark problem of colloids sedimenting and becoming trapped by capillary forces at a horizontal interface between two fluids, we discuss the criteria for parameter selection, and address the inevitable compromise between computational resources and simulation accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S3903-S3915
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2004

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