A new Brownian dynamics model is presented to describe the coarse grain dynamics of particles with long-lived memory. Instead of solving a set of generalized Langevin equations we introduce a set of variables describing the slowly fluctuating thermodynamic state of the ignored degrees of freedom. These variables give rise to additional transient forces on the simulated particles, whose interpretation provides a new way of thinking about memory effects in soft-matter physics. We illustrate the proposed method by simulating shear thinning of synthetic resins.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|