Multi-scale computational modelling of flow and heat transfer

Dimitris Drikakis, Nikolaos Asproulis

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present different approaches for applying macroscopic boundary conditions in hybrid multiscale modelling. Design/methodology/approach – Molecular dynamics (MD) was employed for the microscopic simulations. The continuum boundary conditions were applied either through rescaling of atomistic velocities or resampling based on velocity distribution functions. Findings – The methods have been tested for various fluid flows with heat transfer scenarios. The selection of the most suitable method is not a trivial task and depends on a number of factors such as accuracy requirements and availability of computational resource. Originality/value – The applicability of the methods has been assessed for liquid and gas flows. Specific parameters that affect their accuracy and efficiency have been identified. The effects of these parameters on the accuracy and efficiency of the simulations are investigated. The study provides knowledge regarding the development and application of boundary conditions in multiscale computational frameworks.
LanguageEnglish
Pages517-528
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Multiscale Modeling
Computational Modeling
Heat Transfer
Boundary conditions
Heat transfer
Hybrid Modeling
Liquid Flow
Rescaling
Velocity Distribution
Resampling
Gas Flow
Velocity distribution
Molecular Dynamics
Design Methodology
Distribution functions
Fluid Flow
Flow of gases
Molecular dynamics
Flow of fluids
Trivial

Keywords

  • flow
  • fluid dynamics
  • gas flow
  • heat transfer
  • microscopy
  • modelling

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Drikakis, Dimitris ; Asproulis, Nikolaos. / Multi-scale computational modelling of flow and heat transfer. In: International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. 2010 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 517-528.
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