Proposed approximation for contact angles in Shan-and-Chen-type multicomponent multiphase lattice Boltzmann models

Haibo Huang, Daniel T. Thorne, Marcel G. Schaap, Michael C. Sukop

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We propose a method for approximating the adhesion parameters in the Shan and Chen multicomponent, multiphase lattice Boltzmann model that leads to the desired fluid-solid contact angle. The method is a straightforward application of Young's equation with substitution of the Shan and Chen cohesion parameter and a density factor for the fluid-fluid interfacial tension, and the adhesion parameters for the corresponding fluid-solid interfacial tensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066701
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 3 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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