In this chapter, advanced aspects of the computational model are presented which have not been addressed in one of the former chapters. A short overview of the sub-steps of the combined algorithm is given in section 8.1. The unit conversion between physical and lattice units is explained in section 8.2, followed by the description of the membrane mesh generation in section 8.3. The behavior of a single spherical, elastic capsule in shear flow is studied in detail in section 8.4 as a benchmark test. An efficient approach for initializing a dense suspension of deformable particles is discussed in section 8.5. Shortcomings and restrictions of the presented model are identified in section 8.6. The need for additional membrane-membrane interaction forces is motivated in section 8.7. Finally, wall slip at smooth walls and its circumvention is discussed in section 8.8.


Reynolds Number Shear Rate Capillary Number Lattice Boltzmann Method Repulsion Force 
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  • Timm Krüger
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  1. 1.DüsseldorfGermany

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