Thermal interaction effects in micro and Nanofluid flows

Nikolaos Asproulis, Dimitris Drikakis

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Abstract

In this study thermal phenomena in micro and nanofluid flows are investigated. A better insight on the thermal interactions involved inside micro and nanofluidic devices is essential for optimising their performance. The fidelity of the computational models employed for the thermal wall is examined. Molecular dynamics simulations are utilised to exploit the impact of the wall models on the heat transfer across the solid-liquid interface. The performed simulations revealed that the thermalisation procedure and the solid’s bond stiffness have a direct impact on the thermal transfer to and from the solid boundary. Therefore, their selection has to be thoroughly examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems
Issue number223599
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems, THERMACOMP 2009 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 Sep 200910 Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Heat transfer
  • Micro/nanofluid dynamics
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Thermal walls

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