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Title: Coupling discrete and continuum concentration particle models for multiscale and hybrid molecular-continuum simulations

Hybrid molecular-continuum simulation techniques afford a number of advantages for problems in the rapidly burgeoning area of nanoscale engineering and technology, though they are typically quite complex to implement and limited to single-component fluid systems. We describe an approach for modeling multicomponent hydrodynamic problems spanning multiple length scales when using particle-based descriptions for both the finely-resolved (e.g. molecular dynamics) and coarse-grained (e.g. continuum) subregions within an overall simulation domain. This technique is based on the multiscale methodology previously developed for mesoscale binary fluids [N. D. Petsev, L. G. Leal, and M. S. Shell, J. Chem. Phys. 144, 84115 (2016)], simulated using a particle-based continuum method known as smoothed dissipative particle dynamics (SDPD). An important application of this approach is the ability to perform coupled molecular dynamics (MD) and continuum modeling of molecularly miscible binary mixtures. In order to validate this technique, we investigate multicomponent hybrid MD-continuum simulations at equilibrium, as well as non-equilibrium cases featuring concentration gradients.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 147; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Inorganic and Physical Chemistry; Mathematics; molecular simulation multiscale modeling smoothed dissipative particle dynamics molecular continuum hybrid simulations fluid mixtures
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