Technical Report 14, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge

A single particle method for the stochastic simulation of coagulation processes

ref: Technical Report 14, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge

Associated Themes: Numerics and Particle Processes


A Monte-Carlo stochastic simulation algorithm based on a single-particle method is suggested to describe steady state particle coagulation processes. The method does not require any information on the nearby particles, instead a fictitious coalescence partner with a given size is generated. The main drawback that limited applicability of this method in the past is that for each control volume the particle size distribution function has to be sampled and stored. In the present study we applied a discrete representation of the distribution function that requires only small memory resources and allows fast updating.

Material from this preprint has been published in: Chemical Engineering Science 60, 963-967, (2005)


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