Dissipative particle dynamics

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Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) [1] is a technique originally developed for simulating hydrodynamic phenomena. In particular, it targets fluctuating hydrodynamics, a mesoscopic regime in which fluctuations play a role. One of its main uses is a thermostat for molecular dynamics simulations, since the DPD interactions have the desirable property of momentum conservation (both linear, and angular).

Some works have been able to link this technique and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), thus creating the "SDPD method". Another formulation makes intense use of Voronoi tessellations .

Smoothed Dissipative Particle Dynamics (SDPD)[edit]

[2] [3].


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