A new model for fluid velocity slip on a solid surface
Teo, Ji Bin Melvin
Chan, Weng Kong
Date of Issue2016
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
A general adsorption model is developed to describe the interactions between near-wall fluid molecules and solid surfaces. This model serves as a framework for the theoretical modelling of boundary slip phenomena. Based on this adsorption model, a new general model for the slip velocity of fluids on solid surfaces is introduced. The slip boundary condition at a fluid–solid interface has hitherto been considered separately for gases and liquids. In this paper, we show that the slip velocity in both gases and liquids may originate from dynamical adsorption processes at the interface. A unified analytical model that is valid for both gas–solid and liquid–solid slip boundary conditions is proposed based on surface science theory. The corroboration with the experimental data extracted from the literature shows that the proposed model provides an improved prediction compared to existing analytical models for gases at higher shear rates and close agreement for liquid–solid interfaces in general.
© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Soft Matter, Royal Society of Chemistry. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6SM01178K].