Study on nanoscale obstructed flow with Molecular Dynamics Simulation method
by Jie Sun, Ya-Ling He, Yin-Shi Li, Wen-Quan Tao
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal (PCFD), Vol. 10, No. 1, 2010

Abstract: Obstructed flow around single cylinder and two paratactic cylinders in nanoscale were investigated in the view of discrete particles. Transient and temporal-averaged flow and density fields were obtained to analyse the wake flow. For single cylinder case, Stokes flow, steady vortex flow, periodic vortex-shedding flow with the Karman vortex street and supersonic flow were distinguished based on Re. For two paratactic cylinders case, periodic vortex-shedding flow, periodic vortex-shedding flow with gap-flow, bistable flow and synchronised vortex-shedding flow were observed with different centre-to-centre pitch ratios. Despite of some special characteristics, the results indicate most macroscopic flow patterns still exist in nanoscale.

Online publication date: Tue, 15-Dec-2009

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