Velocity correlations and accommodation coefficients for gas-wall interactions in nanochannels

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In order to understand the behavior of a gas close to a channel wall, it is important model the gas-wall interactions correctly. When using Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations these interactions are modeled explicitly, but the computations are time consuming. Replacing the explicit wall with an appropriate wall model reduces the computational time, but should still remain the same characteristics. In this paper the focus lies with a argon gas confined between two platinum walls at different temperature. Several wall models are investigated for their feasibility as a replacement of the MD simulations and are mainly compared using the velocity correlations between impinging and reflecting particles. Moreover, a new method to compute the accommodation coefficient using the velocity correlations is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics
Place of PublicationJapan, Kyoto
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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