LB simulation of 3D spinodal decomposition in the inertial regime

V. M. Kendon, J. C. Desplat, P. Bladon, M. Cates

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We present simulation results of late-stage coarsening of a 3D symmetric binary fluid using a lattice Boltzmann method on a 2563 grid. With reduced lengths and times L, T (scales set by viscosity, density and surface tension) our datasets taken together cover 1 < L < 105, 10 < T < 108, equivalent to Reynolds numbers 0.1 < Re < 350.At Re > 100 we find clear evidence of Furukawa's inertial scaling (L proportional to T2/3), after a very broad crossover from the viscous regime (L proportional to T). © 2000 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-185
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Simulation
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2000


  • 3D symmetric binary fluid
  • lattice Boltzmann method
  • Reynolds numbers


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