Predicting shear viscosity of 1,1-diphenylethane at high pressures by molecular dynamics methods
In this paper, we use the molecular dynamics methods to predict the pressure-viscosity dependencies of model lubricant 1,1-diphenylethane up to 800 MPa along three isotherms: 37.8 °C, 60 °C and 98.9 °C. The precise COMPASS class II force field is used to determine atomic interactions in the model. The Green-Kubo method is used to calculate the shear viscosities. The time decomposition method is applied for accurate calculation of the Green-Kubo integral limit. For the pressures below 340 MPa, the results match the available experimental data. The faster-than-exponential behavior of the pressure-viscosity dependence is observed for all the temperatures which agrees with the experimental data from Scott Bair.