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Title: Design of gas micro distribution systems consisting of long tubes
Authors: Misdanitis, S
Valougeorgis, D
3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011)
Keywords: Kinetic theory
Rarefied gases
Knudsen number
Pipe network
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 August 2011
Abstract: A novel algorithm is developed for the design of gaseous micro distribution systems consisting of long tubes based on linear kinetic theory. Provided that the geometry of the pipe network is fixed the algorithm is capable of estimating the mass flow rates through the pipes as well as the pressure heads at the nodes of the network. The pressure distribution along each pipe element may also be provided. The analysis is valid and the results are accurate in the whole range of the Knudsen number, while the involved computational effort is very small. This is achieved by successfully integrating the well known kinetic results for single tubes into a typical solver for designing gas pipe networks.
Description: This paper was presented at the 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011), which was held at the Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki in Greece. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute.
Sponsorship: The European Communities under the contract of Association EURATOM / Hellenic Republic.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6769
ISBN: 978-1-902316-98-7
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