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Kinetic Modeling of Temperature Driven Flows in Short Microchannels

[+] Author Affiliations
Alina A. Alexeenko, Sergey F. Gimelshein, E. Phil Muntz

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Andrew D. Ketsdever

Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA

Paper No. ICMM2005-75247, pp. 483-491; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/ICMM2005-75247
From:
  • ASME 3rd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels
  • ASME 3rd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels, Parts A and B
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 13–15, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4185-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3758-0
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

The temperature driven gas flow in a two-dimensional finite length microchannel and a cylindrical tube are studied numerically with the goal of performance optimization of a nanomembrane-based Knudsen compressor. The numerical solutions are obtained using direct simulation Monte Carlo method and discrete ordinate method for BGK model kinetic equation in a wide range of Knudsen numbers from 0.05 to 50. The length-to-height ratios from 5 to 30 were examined. Three different wall temperature distributions were considered, namely, linear, stepwise, and a non-monotonic profile typical for a radiantly heated Knudsen compressor membrane. The short channel end effects are characterized, and the sensitivity of the mass flow rate to a non-monotonic temperature distribution is shown.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME

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