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Volume 130, Issue 2, 14 January 2009
130(2009); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3058437View Description Hide Description
Smoothed dissipative particle dynamics (SDPD) is a novel coarse grained method for the numerical simulation of complex fluids. It has considerable advantages over more traditional particle-based methods. In this paper we analyze the self-diffusion coefficient of a SDPD solvent by using the strategy proposed by Groot and Warren [J. Chem. Phys.107, 4423 (1997)]. An analytical expression for in terms of the model parameters is developed and verified by numerical simulations.