Thermal Conduction and Viscous Heating in Microscale Couette Flows

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Y. Sungtaek Ju

IBM Research, Austin, TX 78758 e-mail: just@stanfordalumni.org

J. Heat Transfer 122(4), 817-818 (May 17, 2000) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1315595 History: Received February 18, 2000; Revised May 17, 2000
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Grahic Jump Location
Thermal conductance associated with Couette flows as a function of the Knudsen number. The conductance is normalized by the continuum value k /d.
Grahic Jump Location
Comparison between the viscous heating rates obtained from the direct simulation Monte Carlo simulation and from the analytic solutions. The continuum solutions incorporating the slip boundary conditions give qvisc/2=μV2d/2(d+2λ)2, where μ is the viscosity of air.



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