Bottom-up construction of interaction models of non-Markovian dissipative particle dynamics

Yuta Yoshimoto, Ikuya Kinefuchi, Toshiki Mima, Akinori Fukushima, Takashi Tokumasu, Shu Takagi

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We derive the equation of motion for non-Markovian dissipative particle dynamics (NMDPD) by introducing the history effects on the time evolution of the system. Our formulation is based on the generalized Langevin equation, which describes the motions of the centers of mass of clusters comprising microscopic particles. The mean, friction, and fluctuating forces in the NMDPD model are directly constructed from an underlying molecular dynamics (MD) system without any scaling procedure. For the validation of our formulation, we construct NMDPD models from high-density Lennard-Jones systems, in which the typical time scales of the coarse-grained particle motions and the fluctuating forces are not fully separable. The NMDPD models reproduce the temperatures, diffusion coefficients, and viscosities of the corresponding MD systems more accurately than the dissipative particle dynamics models based on a Markovian approximation. Our results suggest that the NMDPD method is a promising alternative for simulating mesoscale flows where a Markovian approximation is not valid.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043305
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 18


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