Project

Multiscale Modelling for thin film lubrication with complex fluids by an embedded atomistic-continuum simulation approach.

Duration
01 January 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Design theories and methods
    • Marine engineering
    • Mechanics
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
Keywords
molecular dynamics Thin film Lubrication Computational Fluid Dynamics
 
Project description

In current proposal, I intend to develop an Embedded Multiscale Modelling framework which enables seamless and efficient simulation of thin film lubrication, ranging from nanometre to millimetre scale. This requires a smart, automated coupling of the CFD solver for the macroscopic flow to the MD solver for the description of local lubricant properties, near-wall effects, molecular layering, mechanochemistry.