Postprint version. Published in Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Volume 55, January 1, 2008, pages 1560-1567.
Copyright © 2008 Elsevier.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Xiaoying Rong was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2007.08.014.
Dynamics of single curved fiber sedimentation under gravity are simulated by using the lattice Boltzmann method. The results of migration and rotation of the curved fiber at different Reynolds numbers are reported. The results show that the rotation and migration processes are sensitive to the curvature of the fiber.