Multiscale simulation of water flow past a C540 fullerene

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article – Annual report year: 2012Researchpeer-review

View graph of relations

We present a novel, three-dimensional, multiscale algorithm for simulations of water flow past a fullerene. We employ the Schwarz alternating overlapping domain method to couple molecular dynamics (MD) of liquid water around the C540 buckyball with a Lattice–Boltzmann (LB) description for the Navier–Stokes equations. The proposed method links the MD and LB domains using a fully three-dimensional interface and coupling of velocity gradients. The present overlapping domain method implicitly preserves the flux of mass and momentum and bridges flux-based and Schwarz domain decomposition algorithms. We use this method to determine the slip length and hydrodynamic radius for water flow past a buckyball.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)2677-2681
Publication statusPublished - 2012
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Research areas

  • Domain decomposition, Molecular dynamics, Flux-based algorithms, Fluid flow, Buckyball, Lattice–Boltzmann, Multiscale simulation

ID: 6598973