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Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Particle Suspensions Under the Influence of Dynamic Force Fields

E. MONACO, G. BRENNER

Abstract


The present work concerns the quantification of the influence of shear or acceleration forces on the sedimentation of particles. The transport of suspended particles in a liquid medium is studied by means of the lattice-Boltzmann Method for the continuous phase in combination with a molecular-dynamics approach to describe the motion of suspended particles. Therefore, interactions among particles and between fluids and particles are modeled at particle scale. Phenomena at bulk scale are obtained by considering a sufficiently large representative elementary volume

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