High-Performance BEM Simulation of 3D Emulsion Flow

Olga A. Abramova, Yulia A. Pityuk, Nail A. Gumerov, Iskander S. Akhatov

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    Direct simulations of the dynamics of a large number of deformable droplets are necessary for a more accurate prediction of rheological properties and the microstructure of liquid-liquid systems that arise in a wide range of industrial applications, such as enhanced oil recovery, advanced material processing, and biotechnology. The present study is dedicated to the development of efficient computational methods and tools for understanding the behavior of three dimensional emulsion flows in Stokes regime. The numerical approach is based on the accelerated boundary element method (BEM) both via an efficient scalable algorithm, the fast multipole method (FMM), and via the utilization of advanced hardware, particularly, heterogeneous computing architecture (multicore CPUs and graphics processors). Example computations are conducted for 3D dynamics of systems of tens of thousands of deformable drops and several droplets with very high discretization of the interface in shear flow. The results of simulations and details of the method and accuracy/performance of the algorithm are discussed. The developed approach can be used for the solution of a wide range of problems related to emulsion flows in micro- and nanoscales.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationParallel Computational Technologies - 11th International Conference, PCT 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsLeonid Sokolinsky, Mikhail Zymbler
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9783319670348
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event11th International Conference on Parallel Computational Technologies, PCT 2017 - Kazan, Russian Federation
    Duration: 3 Apr 20177 Apr 2017

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929


    Conference11th International Conference on Parallel Computational Technologies, PCT 2017
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


    • Boundary element method
    • Deformable droplets
    • Fast multipole method
    • Graphics processors
    • Stokes flow


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