An algorithm for the simulation of electrohydrodynamic rigid particulate flows

H. Y. Hsu, N. Sharma, Neelesh A. Patankar*

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In this communication, a numerical technique for electrohydrodynamic rigid particulate flows is presented. The proposed algorithm takes advantage of a specialized rigid particle formulation, thus enabling an efficient computational approach. The approach is tested for all the basic dielectrophoretic behaviors expected in DC and AC fields. This tool has potential use in several micro- and nano-scale fabrication processes that rely on electrohydrodynamic self-assembly of particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-42
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Dielectrophoresis
  • Direct numerical simulation
  • Distributed Lagrange multiplier
  • Electrohydrodynamics
  • Immersed boundary method
  • Rigid particulate flow
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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