Anisotropic heat flow in shearing fluids by molecular dynamics simulations
The seminar titled "Anisotropic heat flow in shearing fluids by molecular dynamics simulations"
will be given by Prof Peter Daivis - School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
By simulating a simple fluid in a channel bounded by tethered atoms, the heat flux is computed for two systems: a temperature driven one with different temperatures at the walls and no flow and a wall driven, planar shear flow system.
The results for the wall temperature driven system give the Fourier’s law thermal conductivity, which is shown to agree well with experiments.
Through comparison of the two systems, we quantify the additional components of the heat flux parallel and normal to the walls due to shear flow.