We study the transient behavior of a model fluid composed by soft repulsive spheres subjected to a planar uniform shear. To this aim, we use a dynamical non-equilibrium molecular dynamics method originally developed by Ciccotti and Jacucci [Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 789 (1975)] and recently applied to the study of the transient regimes in various fluid systems. We show that the dynamical method allows one to study the transient behavior of the viscous time-dependent response over a wide range of applied shear rates, provided that a temperature control is enforced on the system. In this study, we adopt in particular the configurational thermostat of Braga and Travis [J. Chem. Phys. 123, 134101 (2005)]. The initial behavior of the dynamical response to a theta-like perturbation is characterized by a rapid increase, culminating in a pronounced peak, later relaxing to a plateau value. The latter positively reproduces the values of the viscosity observed in standard steady-state non-equilibrium molecular dynamics.

Transient behavior of a model fluid under applied shear

COSTA, Dino;SERGI, ALESSANDRO;FERRARIO, Mauro
2013-01-01

Abstract

We study the transient behavior of a model fluid composed by soft repulsive spheres subjected to a planar uniform shear. To this aim, we use a dynamical non-equilibrium molecular dynamics method originally developed by Ciccotti and Jacucci [Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 789 (1975)] and recently applied to the study of the transient regimes in various fluid systems. We show that the dynamical method allows one to study the transient behavior of the viscous time-dependent response over a wide range of applied shear rates, provided that a temperature control is enforced on the system. In this study, we adopt in particular the configurational thermostat of Braga and Travis [J. Chem. Phys. 123, 134101 (2005)]. The initial behavior of the dynamical response to a theta-like perturbation is characterized by a rapid increase, culminating in a pronounced peak, later relaxing to a plateau value. The latter positively reproduces the values of the viscosity observed in standard steady-state non-equilibrium molecular dynamics.
2013
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