Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1307.7312 (Eligiusz Wajnryb et al.)

Generalization of the Rotne-Prager-Yamakawa mobility and shear
disturbance tensors

Eligiusz Wajnryb, Krzysztof A. Mizerski, Pawel J. Zuk, Piotr Szymczak
Rotne-Prager-Yamakawa approximation is one of the most commonly used methods of including hydrodynamic interactions in modelling of colloidal suspensions and polymer solutions. The two main merits of this approximation is that it includes all long-range terms (i.e. decaying as R^-3 or slower in interparticle distances) and that the diffusion matrix is positive definite, which is essential for Brownian dynamics modelling. Here, we extend the Rotne-Prager-Yamakawa approach to include both translational and rotational degrees of freedom, and derive the regularizing corrections to account for overlapping particles. Additionally, we show how the Rotne-Prager-Yamakawa approximation can be generalized for other geometries and boundary conditions.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.7312

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