Viscoelastic behaviour of fluid with steeply repulsive potentials

Powles, Jack G. and Heyes, David M. (2000) Viscoelastic behaviour of fluid with steeply repulsive potentials. Molecular Physics, 98 (14). pp. 917-927. ISSN 0026-8976. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We analyse the shear stress, C-s(t) and pressure or 'bulk', C-b(t) time-correlation functions for steeply repulsive inverse power fluids (SRP) in which the particles interact via a pair potential with the analytic form, phi(r) = epsilon(sigma/r)(n), in a new approach to the understanding of their viscoelastic properties. We show analytically, and confirm by molecular dynamics simulations, that close to the hard-sphere limit both these time-correlation functions have the analytic form, C-s(t)/C-s(0) and C-b(t)/C-b(0) = 1 - T*(nt*)(2) + O((nt*)(4)), where T* = k(B)T/epsilon, is the reduced temperature, k(B) is Boltzmann's constant and t* = (epsilon/m sigma(2))(1/2)t is the reduced time. This leads to an alternative and much simpler derivation of formulae for the shear and bulk viscosities which for the limiting case of hard spheres are numerically very close to the traditional Enskog relations. These simple relations for the finite and continuous SRP interaction are in satisfactory agreement with the essentially exact molecular dynamics simulation results for ca, n greater than or equal to 18.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2009 16:29
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 14:38
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