2010 年 47 巻 5 号 p. 327-338
This general review gives a brief description of major mesoscale models to simulate self-organization of fine particles in a fluid. The mesoscale models surveyed are Brownian dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, moving particles semi-implicit method, fluctuating lattice-Boltzmann equation, stochastic rotation dynamics and fluctuating Navier-Stokes equation. All the models are compared with one another in terms of accuracy, applicable scope, robustness and efficiency. In addition, the author presents a unique mesoscale model and typical simulation results of self-organization of fine particles in a fluid in the field of chemical engineering.