S. Kondaraju

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A sliding object on a crystal surface with a nanoscale contact will always experience stick-slip movement. However, investigation of the slip motion itself is rarely performed due to the short slip duration. In this study, we performed molecular dynamics simulation and frictional force microscopy experiments for the precise observation of slip motion(More)
In this study, we simulated deformation and surfactant distribution on the interface of a surfactant-covered droplet using optical tweezers as an external source. Two optical forces attracted a single droplet from the center to both sides. This resulted in an elliptical shape deformation. The droplet deformation was characterized as the change of the(More)
Axial variations in geometry and presence of viscous displaced fluid are known to alter the diffusive-dynamics of capillary imbibition of a wetting liquid. We here show that the coupled effect of axially varying capillary geometry and finite viscosity of the displaced fluid can lead to significant variations in both short and long time dynamics of(More)
Due to the numerous applications of nanofluids, investigating and understanding of thermophysical properties of nanofluids has currently become one of the core issues. Although numerous theoretical and numerical models have been developed by previous researchers to understand the mechanism of enhanced heat transfer in nanofluids; to the best of our(More)
In this paper, we study the sedimentation of droplet onto horizontal surfaces using a Shan and Chen multicomponent lattice Boltzmann model [Shan and Chen, Phys. Rev. E 47, 1815 (1993)]. Numerical simulations are performed for static nonwetting droplets and are compared with a theoretical model. Further simulations are performed using wetting droplets and(More)
A numerical study has been performed by using a combined Euler and Lagrangian method on the convective heat transfer of Cu and Al2O3 nanofluids under the turbulent flow conditions. The effects of volume fraction of nanoparticles, nanoparticle sizes, and nanoparticle material are investigated. The mechanism of convective heat transfer enhancement in(More)
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