A simplified framework for modelling viscoelastic fluids in discrete multiphysics

Carlos Duque-Daza, Alessio Alexiadis

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A simplified modelling technique for modelling viscoelastic fluids is proposed from the perspective of Discrete Multiphysics. This approach, based on the concept of linear additive composition of energy potentials, aims to integrate Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) with an equivalent elastic potential tailored for fluid flow simulations. The model was implemented using a particle-based software, explored and thoroughly validated with results from numerical experiments on three different flow conditions. The model was able to successfully capture a large extent of viscoelastic responses to external forcing, ranging from pure viscous flows to creep-dominated Bingham type of behaviour. It is concluded that, thanks to the modularity and tunable characteristics of the parameters involved, the proposed modelling approach can be a powerful simulation tool for modelling or mimicking the behaviour of viscoelastic substances.
Original languageEnglish
Article number61
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2021


  • Coarse-grained molecular dynamics
  • Discrete Multiphysics
  • Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Viscoelasticity modelling
  • Viscoleastic fluids


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