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Title: Microchannel fluid flow and heat transfer by lattice boltzmann method
Authors: Zarita, R
Hachemi, M
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Lattice Boltzmann method;Micro channel;MEMS;Heat transfer
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 74
Abstract: Micro flow has become a popular field of interest due to the advent of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). In this work, the lattice Boltzmann method, a particle-based approach, is applied to simulate the two-dimensional micro channel fluid flow. We simulated fluid flow and heat transfer inside microchannel, the prototype application of this study is micro-heat exchangers. The main incentive to look at fluidic behaviour at micron scale is that micro devices tend to behave much differently from the objects we are used to handling in daily life. The choice of using LBM for micro flow simulation is a good one owing to the fact that it is based on the Boltzmann equation which is valid for the whole range of the Knudsen number. Slip velocity and temperature jump boundary conditions are used for the microchannel simulations with Knudsen number values covering the slip flow. The lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook single relaxation time approximation was used. The results found are compared with the Navier-Stokes analytical and numerical results available in the literature and good matches are observed.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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