A particle-continuum hybrid framework for transport phenomena and chemical reactions in multicomponent systems at the micro and nanoscale

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The particle-continuum hybrid Laplacian method is extended as a framework for modeling all transport phenomena in fluids at the micro and nanoscale including multicomponent mass transfer and chemical reactions. The method is explained, and the micro-to-macro and macro-to-micro coupling steps are discussed. Two techniques for noise reduction (namely, the bonsai box (BB) and the seamless strategy) are discussed. Comparisons with benchmark full-molecular dynamics (MD) cases for micro and nano thermal and reacting flows show excellent agreement and good computational efficiency.


Original languageEnglish
Article number091010
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number9
Early online date14 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015


  • atomistic-continuum hybrid methods, computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, microfluidics, molecular dynamics, nanofluidics