Microscopic Simulations of Complex Hydrodynamic Phenomena

  • Michel Mareschal
  • Brad Lee Holian

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 292)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics

    1. M. Malek Mansour, M. Mareschal, G. Sonnino, E. Kestemont
      Pages 87-99
    2. Ali Berker, Simon Chynoweth, Yanos Michopoulos
      Pages 105-109
    3. C. T. White, D. H. Robertson, M. L. Elert, D. W. Brenner
      Pages 111-123
  4. Lattice Gases

    1. H. J. Bussemaker, M. H. Ernst
      Pages 169-172
    2. S. Succi, R. Benzi, A. Calí, M. Vergassola
      Pages 187-203
    3. Martin A. van der Hoef, Daan Frenkel
      Pages 205-220
    4. Daniel H. Rothman
      Pages 221-238
  5. Other Simulation Methods

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute which was held in Alghero, Sardinia, in July 1991. The development of computers in the recent years has lead to the emergence of unconventional ideas aiming at solving old problems. Among these, the possibility of computing directly fluid flows from the trajectories of constituent particles has been much exploited in the last few years: lattice gases cellular automata and more generally Molecular Dynamics have been used to reproduce and study complex flows. Whether or not these methods may someday compete with more traditional approaches is a question which cannot be answered at the present time: it will depend on the new computer architectures as well as on the possibility to develop very simple models to reproduce the most complex phenomena taking place in the approach of fully developed turbulence or plastic flows. In any event, these molecular methods are already used, and sometimes in an applied engineering context, to study strong shock waves, chemistry induced shocks or motion of dislocations in plastic flows, that is in domains where a fully continuum description appears insufficient. The main topic of our Institute was the molecular simulations of fluid flows. The project to hold this Institute was made three years ago, in the summer of 1989 during a NATO workshop in Brussels on the same subject.


Monte Carlo method chaos mechanics particles turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Mareschal
    • 1
  • Brad Lee Holian
    • 2
  1. 1.Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2314-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2316-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2314-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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