We present an atomistic-continuum hybrid method to investigate spreading dynamics of drops on solid surfaces. The Navier-Stokes equations are solved by the finite-volume method in a continuum domain comprised of the main body of the drop, and atomistic molecular dynamics simulations are used in a particle domain in the vicinity of the contact line. The spatial coupling between the continuum and particle domains is achieved through constrained dynamics of flux continuities in an overlap domain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes