A slip model for micro/nano gas flows induced by body forces

QD To and C Bercegeay and G Lauriat and C Leonard and G Bonnet, MICROFLUIDICS AND NANOFLUIDICS, 8, 417-422 (2010).

DOI: 10.1007/s10404-009-0532-4

A slip model for gas flows in micro/nano-channels induced by external body forces is derived based on Maxwell's collision theory between gas molecules and the wall. The model modifies the relationship between slip velocity and velocity gradient at the walls by introducing a new parameter in addition to the classic Tangential Momentum Accommodation Coefficient. Three-dimensional Molecular Dynamics simulations of helium gas flows under uniform body force field between copper flat walls with different channel height are used to validate the model and to determine this new parameter.

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