Modeling of Magnetic Particle Suspensions for Simulations
The main objective of the book is to highlight the modeling of magnetic particles with different shapes and magnetic properties, to provide graduate students and young researchers information on the theoretical aspects and actual techniques for the treatment of magnetic particles in particle-based simulations. In simulation, we focus on the Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, lattice Boltzmann and stochastic rotation dynamics (multi-particle collision dynamics) methods. The latter two simulation methods can simulate both the particle motion and the ambient flow field simultaneously. In general, specialized knowledge can only be obtained in an effective manner under the supervision of an expert.
The present book is written to play such a role for readers who wish to develop the skill of modeling magnetic particles and develop a computer simulation program using their own ability. This book is therefore a self-learning book for graduate students and young researchers. Armed with this knowledge, readers are expected to be able to sufficiently enhance their skill for tackling any challenging problems they may encounter in future.
General Remarks. Forces, Energies and Torques Acting on Magnetic Particles. Modeling of Magnetic Particles for Particle-Based Simulations. Two Coordinate Systems for Description of Particle Orientation. Criterion of Particle Overlap. Particle-Based Simulation Methods. Strategy of Simulations. Description of System Characteristics. Several Examples of Simulations. Topics of Current Applications.