Numerical computation of hydrodynamically and thermally developing liquid flow in microchannels with electrokinetics effects

X. Y. Chen, K. C. Toh, C. Yang, J. C. Chai

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Developing fluid flow and heat transfer with temperature dependent properties in microchannels with electrokinetic effects is investigated numerically. The electrokinetic effect on liquid flow in a parallel slit is modeled by the general Nernst-Planck equation describing anion and cation distributions, the Poisson equation determining the electrical potential profile, the continuity equation, and the modified Navier-Stokes equation governing the velocity field. A Finite-Volume Method is utilized to solve the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-75
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


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