Drag force calculation due to slip flows is important in predicting the performance of the microstructures with minimum feature size around 1 mm. In this paper, an efficient numerical approach to compute the drag force due to slip flows is presented. A 3-D numerical code was developed. The validation of this code was obtained by comparison of the numerical results in simple prototype flow, i.e. a sphere moving uniformly in an unbounded slip flow, with the asymptotic solution. Two different slip models were used in this study. A comparison of these two models is also given in this paper.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: April 22, 2002
Pages: 364 - 367
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems