Volume 16, Issue 4
Hydrodynamic Interaction of Elastic Capsules in Bounded Shear Flow

D. V. Le & Zhijun Tan

Commun. Comput. Phys., 16 (2014), pp. 1031-1055.

Published online: 2014-10

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This paper presents a modified Loop's subdivision algorithm for studying the deformation of a single capsule, the hydrodynamic interaction between two capsules and the hydrodynamic diffusion of a suspension of capsules in bounded shear flow. A subdivision thin-shell model is employed to compute the forces generated on the surface of the elastic capsule during deformation. The capsule surface is approximated using the modified Loop's subdivision scheme which guarantees bounded curvature and C1continuity everywhere on the limit surface. The present numerical technique has been validated by studying the deformation of a spherical capsule in shear flow. Computations are also performed for a biconcave capsule over a wide range of shear rates and viscosity ratios to investigate its dynamics. In addition, the hydrodynamic interaction between two elastic capsules in bounded shear flow is studied. Depending on the wall separation distance, the trajectory-bifurcation points that separate reversing and crossing motions for both spherical and biconcave capsules can be found. Compared to the spherical capsules, the biconcave capsules exhibit additional types of interaction such as rotation and head-on collision. The head-on collision results in a large trajectory shift which contribute to the hydrodynamic diffusion of a suspension. A suspension of a large number of biconcave capsules in shear flow is also simulated to show the ability of the modified scheme in running a large-scale simulation over a long period of time

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This paper presents a modified Loop's subdivision algorithm for studying the deformation of a single capsule, the hydrodynamic interaction between two capsules and the hydrodynamic diffusion of a suspension of capsules in bounded shear flow. A subdivision thin-shell model is employed to compute the forces generated on the surface of the elastic capsule during deformation. The capsule surface is approximated using the modified Loop's subdivision scheme which guarantees bounded curvature and C1continuity everywhere on the limit surface. The present numerical technique has been validated by studying the deformation of a spherical capsule in shear flow. Computations are also performed for a biconcave capsule over a wide range of shear rates and viscosity ratios to investigate its dynamics. In addition, the hydrodynamic interaction between two elastic capsules in bounded shear flow is studied. Depending on the wall separation distance, the trajectory-bifurcation points that separate reversing and crossing motions for both spherical and biconcave capsules can be found. Compared to the spherical capsules, the biconcave capsules exhibit additional types of interaction such as rotation and head-on collision. The head-on collision results in a large trajectory shift which contribute to the hydrodynamic diffusion of a suspension. A suspension of a large number of biconcave capsules in shear flow is also simulated to show the ability of the modified scheme in running a large-scale simulation over a long period of time

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TY - JOUR T1 - Hydrodynamic Interaction of Elastic Capsules in Bounded Shear Flow JO - Communications in Computational Physics VL - 4 SP - 1031 EP - 1055 PY - 2014 DA - 2014/10 SN - 16 DO - http://dor.org/10.4208/cicp.090813.160414a UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/cicp/7071.html KW - AB -

This paper presents a modified Loop's subdivision algorithm for studying the deformation of a single capsule, the hydrodynamic interaction between two capsules and the hydrodynamic diffusion of a suspension of capsules in bounded shear flow. A subdivision thin-shell model is employed to compute the forces generated on the surface of the elastic capsule during deformation. The capsule surface is approximated using the modified Loop's subdivision scheme which guarantees bounded curvature and C1continuity everywhere on the limit surface. The present numerical technique has been validated by studying the deformation of a spherical capsule in shear flow. Computations are also performed for a biconcave capsule over a wide range of shear rates and viscosity ratios to investigate its dynamics. In addition, the hydrodynamic interaction between two elastic capsules in bounded shear flow is studied. Depending on the wall separation distance, the trajectory-bifurcation points that separate reversing and crossing motions for both spherical and biconcave capsules can be found. Compared to the spherical capsules, the biconcave capsules exhibit additional types of interaction such as rotation and head-on collision. The head-on collision results in a large trajectory shift which contribute to the hydrodynamic diffusion of a suspension. A suspension of a large number of biconcave capsules in shear flow is also simulated to show the ability of the modified scheme in running a large-scale simulation over a long period of time

D. V. Le & Zhijun Tan. (2020). Hydrodynamic Interaction of Elastic Capsules in Bounded Shear Flow. Communications in Computational Physics. 16 (4). 1031-1055. doi:10.4208/cicp.090813.160414a
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