Coarse-Graining and Scaling in Dissipative Particle Dynamics

  • Füchslin R
  • Fellermann H
  • Eriksson A
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Abstract

Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) is now a well-established method for simulating soft matter systems. However, its applicability was recently questioned because some investigations showed an upper coarse-graining limit that would prevent the applicability of the method to the whole mesoscopic range. This article aims to reestablish DPD as a truly scale-free method by analyzing the problems reported by other authors and by presenting a scaling scheme that allows one to gauge a DPD-simulation to any desired length scale.

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Authors

  • Rudolf M. Füchslin

  • Harold Fellermann

  • Anders Eriksson

  • Hans-Joachim Ziock

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