Title

Dissipative particle dynamics for complex geometries using non-orthogonal transformation

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-30-2012

Abstract

Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) was applied to fluid flow in irregular geometries using non-orthogonal transformation, where an irregular domain is transformed into a simple rectangular domain. Transformation for position and velocity was used to relate the physical and computational domains. This approach was described by simulating fluid flow inside a two-dimensional convergent-divergent nozzle. The nozzle geometry is controlled by the contraction ratio (CR) in the middle of the channel. The range of Reynolds number and CR, in this paper, was Re = 10hbox--200 and CR = 0.8 and 0.6, respectively. The DPD results were validated against in-house computational fluid dynamic (CFD) finite volume code based on the stream function vorticity approach. The results revealed an excellent agreement between DPD and CFD. The maximum deviation between the DPD and CFD results was within 2%. Local and average coefficients of friction was calculated and it compared well with the CFD results. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication Title

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids

Volume

68

Issue

3

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