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Re: [ESPResSo-users] Espresso/Espresso++ and multiphase fluids

From: Peter Košovan
Subject: Re: [ESPResSo-users] Espresso/Espresso++ and multiphase fluids
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:44:09 +0100

Hi Markus,

I find the statement that Espresso++ is a successor of Espresso misleading, although not really untrue. A more informative but less appealing to a new Espresso++ user would be to state that it is a successor of some ancient version of Espresso. Both packages have common roots, share parts of the name and of the user/developer communities but they are different software projects and their development is independent.

I think it's unfortunate that the homepage of Espresso++ makes the impression that Espresso will be discontinued and displaced by Espresso++. As far as I know, there are no such plans among the Espresso developers. Perhaps Axel or Olaf can comment in more detail.

With regards,


2014-02-12 12:25 GMT+01:00 Wink, Markus <address@hidden>:

Dear Espresso-community,


I have read that Espresso++ is the successor of Espresso. Does it mean, that  the support of Espresso will be stopped soon and one should swap to Espresso++? So far, the documentation of the latter does not seem to be that extensive as the one of ESPresSo.
I have also read the paper on Espresso++ (DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2012.12.004) which states, that the main difference lies in the ability of providing AdResS. Besides that, are there other reasons why one should choose ESPresSo++ over ESPresSo?


Furthermore I am interested in the simulation of multiphase fluids. I am thinking of simulations of flow-focusing devices, joining of droplets or injection of droplets. ESPresSo should be able doing that using the Shan-Chen algorithm , shouldn’t it? Does anyone of you has tried it before and could tell me about his experience, please?


Thanks in advance!



Markus Wink



Dr. Peter Košovan

Departmtent of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

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