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Constant-Wall-Temperature Nusselt Number in Micro and Nano-Channels

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Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou, Olga Simek

Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

J. Heat Transfer 124(2), 356-364 (Aug 21, 2001) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1447931 History: Received April 06, 2001; Revised August 21, 2001
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Figures

Grahic Jump Location
Variation of Nusselt number NuT with Knudsen number Kn. The stars denote DSMC simulation data with To>Ti and circles denote DSMC simulation data with Ti>To. The solid lines denote hard sphere slip-flow results for Pe=0.01, 0.1, and 1.0 which are virtually indistinguishable.
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Variation of Nusselt number NuTD with Knudsen number KnD for air for various values of the thermal accommodation coefficient σT with σv=1. The solid lines denote PeD=1, and the dashed lines PeD=0.1.
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Variation of Nusselt number NuTD with Knudsen number KnD for air for various values of the accommodation coefficients for PeD=1. The solid lines denote σv=1, and the dashed lines σv=0.9.
Grahic Jump Location
Variation of Nusselt number NuTD with Knudsen number KnD for air in the fully accommodating case. The solid line denotes PeD→∞, the dashed line PeD=5, the dash-dotted line PeD=1, the line with dots PeD=0.2 and the line with stars PeD→0.
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Comparison between the theoretical prediction of Eq. (26) denoted by a solid line, the slip-flow result (28) with α=1.1 denoted by a dashed line, and the simulation results denoted by stars.
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Variation of Nusselt number NuTs with Knudsen number Kn for air in the fully accommodating case. The solid line denotes Pe→0, the dashed line Pe=0.2, the dash-dotted line Pe=1, the line with crosses Pe=5, and the line with stars Pe→∞.
Grahic Jump Location
Variation of Nusselt number NuTs with Knudsen number Kn for air for various values of the thermal accommodation coefficient σT with σv=1. The solid lines denote Pe=1, and the dashed lines Pe=0.1.
Grahic Jump Location
Variation of Nusselt number NuT with Knudsen number Kn for air for various values of the accommodation coefficients for Pe=1. The solid lines denote σv=1, and the dashed lines σv=0.9.
Grahic Jump Location
Variation of Nusselt number NuTs with Knudsen number Kn for Pe=0, σvT=1, for air (solid line) and hard sphere gas (dashed line).

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