Mesoscopic Simulation of Slip Motion for Gas Flow in Nanochannels Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper the Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) was used to investigate gas flow in nano-channels, the critical region beyond which indefinite slip motion occurs in this channel and its effect on the deduced permeability. We defined a parallel-bounded planar two-dimensional domain for our simulation and calculated the system velocity profile. Numerical conformity was achieved when compared with the Hagen-Poiseuilles equation. Good agreement was also established between the simulation and existing models reported in literature. A closer look at the region of full slip motion was also done and we observed that above a critical slip coefficient, a sudden significant increase in slip motion sets-in indefinitely with respect to the system time scale. The results indicate that when the LBM is used in gas flow simulation in nano-channels, if the slip effect is increased there is an effective increase in the fluid velocity and this affects the deduced permeability.

name of conference

  • ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

published proceedings

  • Volume 7B: Fluids Engineering Systems and Technologies

author list (cited authors)

  • Madiebo, K. I., Nasrabadi, H., & Gildin, E.

complete list of authors

  • Madiebo, Kingsley I||Nasrabadi, Hadi||Gildin, Eduardo

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM