Multicomponent lattice Boltzmann models for biological applications

MONTESSORI, A., HALLIDAY, I., LAURICELLA, M., LISHCHUK, S.V., PONTRELLI, G., SPENCER, T.J. and SUCCI, S. (2017). Multicomponent lattice Boltzmann models for biological applications. In: CERROLAZA, Miguel, SHEFELBINE, Sandra and GARZÓN-ALVARADO, Diego, (eds.) Numerical Methods and Advanced Simulation in Biomechanics and Biological Processes. Elsevier, 357-370.

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    The dynamics of deformable liquid-filled bodies (e.g. droplets, capsules, lipid vesicles) suspended in a fluid flow is a fascinating fundamental problem with increasing relevance for technological applications, for example, in drug delivery, or designing lab-on-chip devices. In the present chapter we review two main families of lattice Boltzmann models for multi-component flows, their mechanical properties and transport phenomena, with special focus on their application to biofluidic problems, such as the dynamics, merging and breakup of microfluidic droplets and the motion of deformable membranes and vesicles under geometrical confinement.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Modelling Research Centre > Materials Modelling group
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    Page Range: 357-370
    Depositing User: Sergey Lishchuk
    Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 11:38
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 15:21

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