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Mesoscopic modelling and simulation of soft matter

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Abstract

The deformability of soft condensed matter often requires modelling of hydrodynamical aspects to gain quantitative understanding. This, however, requires specialised methods that can resolve the multiscale nature of soft matter systems. We review a number of the most popular simulation methods that have emerged, such as Langevin dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, multi-particle collision dynamics, sometimes also referred to as stochastic rotation dynamics, and the lattice-Boltzmann method. We conclude this review with a short glance at current compute architectures for high-performance computing and community codes for soft matter simulation.

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The article was received on 24 Aug 2017, accepted on 21 Nov 2017 and first published on 21 Nov 2017


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01711A
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
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    Mesoscopic modelling and simulation of soft matter

    U. D. Schiller, T. Krüger and O. Henrich, Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01711A

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