Simulations of slip flow on nanobubble-laden surfaces.
Summary of "Simulations of slip flow on nanobubble-laden surfaces."
On microstructured hydrophobic surfaces, geometrical patterns may lead to the appearance of a superhydrophobic state, where gas bubbles at the surface can have a strong impact on the fluid flow along such surfaces. In particular, they can strongly influence a detected slip at the surface. We present two-phase lattice Boltzmann simulations of a flow over structured surfaces with attached gas bubbles and demonstrate how the detected slip depends on the pattern geometry, the bulk pressure, or the shear rate. Since a large slip leads to reduced friction, our results give assistance in the optimization of microchannel flows for large throughput.
MTT Agrifood Research Finland, FI-31600 Jokioinen, Finland.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21508490
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/18/184106
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