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Density functional approach to nonlinear rheology

    01.04.2013
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  • EPL (Europhysics Letters). - 2013, vol. 102, no. 2, p. 28011
English We present a density-functional–based closure of the pair Smoluchowski equation for Brownian particles under shear flow. Given an equilibrium free-energy functional as input, the theory provides first-principles predictions for the flow-distorted pair correlation function and associated rheological quantities over a wide range of volume fractions and flow rates. Taking two-dimensional hard disks under shear flow as an illustrative model, we calculate the pair correlation function, viscosity and normal-stress difference under both steady and start-up shear.
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Faculté des sciences
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Physique
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  • English
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Physics
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