Complex fluid-dynamical phenomena modeled by large-scale molecular-dynamics simulations

Witold Alda, Witold Dzwinel, Jacek Kitowski, Jacek Moscinski, Marek Pogoda, David A. Yuen

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It is demonstrated that well-known hydrodynamic instabilities can emerge spontaneously in microscopic particle systems. These phenomena are relatively difficult to obtain, since they require large particle ensembles and/or long simulation runs. This study uses a microscopic molecular-dynamics system with rare-gas-like atoms interacting via a Lennard-Jones potential. Because of the large number of particles, the system itself may be regarded as mesoscale, covering the space-time domain of micrometers and nanoseconds. In this study, the atomic parameters are not treated rigorously but, rather, are adjusted to observe their influence on the dynamics of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-600
Number of pages6
JournalComputers in physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998


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