Fluid motion of monomolecular films in a channel flow geometry

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Surface pressure-driven flow of a monolayer in a channel flow geometry is studied and exact representations for the monolayer and subphase velocity fields are given in terms of solutions involving dual integral equations. The monolayer velocity profiles are examined as a function of the viscosity contrast between the monolayer and the subphase and the effects of a finite depth sublayer are investigated also. The calculated velocity profiles may prove useful for determining the effective surface viscosity of monolayer films from comparable experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2931-2937
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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