A modified Cercignani-Lampis model with independent momentum and thermal accommodation coefficients for gas molecules scattering on surfaces

Junchao Deng, Jun Zhang, Tengfei Liang, Jin Zhao, Zhihui Li, Dongsheng Wen

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Abstract

To accurately predict the aerodynamic forces and heating of hypersonic vehicles, an elaborate gas-surface interaction (GSI) model is essential to describe the rarefied gas effect at the interface. By far, the Cercignani-Lampis (CL) model is the most sophisticated GSI model, but it has not been systematically examined under hypersonic conditions where the gas flow possesses large velocity and temperature differences relative to the boundary surface. In this work, the accuracy of the CL model is first assessed by comparing with molecular dynamics simulation results under a variety of conditions of temperature and velocity differences, surface temperature, and surface roughness. It is found that the tangential scattering kernel of CL model is perfect only when the surface is smooth and the gas kinetic energy is close to the surface kinetic energy. To accurately capture the momentum and temperature of the reflected gas molecules, a modified CL model with independent momentum and thermal accommodation coefficients is developed. A hybrid diffusive and modified CL model is further proposed to account for the adsorption phenomenon. With these modifications, the new GSI model can accurately describe the scattering of gas molecules in a wider range of hypersonic rarefied gas flows.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107108
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes

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