Hydrodynamic interactions between two semiflexible inextensible filaments in Stokes flow

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Abstract

Hydrodynamic interactions between two semiflexible inextensible filaments are shown to have a significant impact on filament buckling and their subsequent motion in Stokesian fluids. In linear shear flow, hydrodynamic interactions lead to filament shear dispersion that depends on the filament aspect ratio and the initial filament separation. In linear extensional flow, hydrodynamic interactions lead to complex filament dynamics around the stagnation point. These results suggest that hydrodynamic interactions need to be taken into account to determine the self-diffusion of non-Brownian semiflexible filaments in a cellular flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number046317
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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