CBE 30355 - Lecture Notes - Oct. 11, 2022
Read through pages 182-190 of the notes and view the online narration below. Don't forget to complete the quiz in Canvas!
The main points of the lecture were
After this class you should be able to:
- Scale the transport equations to get the Reynolds Lubrication Equation.
- Apply this equation to calculate the forces in simple lubrication flows.
- The class notes.
- BS&L, chapter 4
Lubrication flows are just one example of flows at low Reynolds numbers where
inertia may be neglected. One active area of research in low Re system is the field of
microfluidics, in which chemical laboratories are reduced to a microscale and reactants
are pumped around through microchannels etched on a chip. Wikipedia does a decent
job of describing some of the uses of this technology. That article can
Lubrication: Detachment of a Disk From a Plane