Faculty Advisor

Tuzel, Erkan

Abstract

Stochastic Rotation Dynamics (SRD) is a particle-based simulation method that can be used to model fluids. It has many of the benefits of direct simulation methods, while still being computationally inexpensive. With hydrodynamic interactions and thermal fluctuations built-in, it can be used in mesoscale simulations of complex fluids. Starting with a simple, ideal fluid, the method was verified for theoretical consistency and extended to support non-ideal equations of state. As expected, the non-ideal fluid demonstrated freezing behavior at low temperatures. It has been shown that by employing these repulsive interactions, the model can be applied to binary mixtures. Here, we demonstrate this technique by studying the phase separation of two fluids and the formation of droplets.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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