Recent Developments in Lattice Boltzmann for Complex Fluids

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Recent Developments in Lattice Boltzmann for Complex Fluids

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 16th May 2005
  • Speaker: Dr Kevin Stratford (EPCC, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

This talk will provide an overview of recent developments in Edinburgh in modelling complex fluid systems using the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method. LB is a particularly useful technique in complex fluids owing to its ability to capture, in a simple way, the structured and changing geometries of fluid/fluid mixtures, solid/fluid suspensions, and so on. It also has the advantage that is is extremely well suited to parallel computation.
I will give a brief introduction to the LB method, and then concentrate on two issues: first, solid colloidal particles in single and binary binary solvents; second, shear of such systems using Lees-Edwards boundary conditions is discussed. The highly challenging technical task of combining these two features in lattice Boltzmann (but well-nigh intractable by other methods) will also be introduced.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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