Viscosity measurement and simulation of microbubble wetting on flat surfaces with many-body dissipative particle dynamics model

Lanlan Xiao, Kaixuan Zhang, Jiayi Zhao, Shuo Chen, Yang Liu

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One of the most important flow properties of liquid is its viscosity. In the present paper, two non-equilibrium methods, Poiseuille flow method and Couette flow method, are employed to measure the viscosity of many-body dissipative particle dynamics (MDPD) model. The results obtained by these two non-equilibrium methods are consistent with each other. Based on Poiseuille flow method, we obtain a map for the viscosity of MDPD model with different numerical parameters. Furthermore, the static wetting of microbubbles is investigated by a selected system from the map. The relationship between the contact angle of bubbles and the solid-liquid interaction is obtained, which can be helpful for further microfluidic research and applications based on microbubbles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125559
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2021


  • Bubble wetting contact angle
  • Couette flow method
  • Many-Body dissipative particle dynamics
  • Poiseuille flow method
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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