Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

An Experimental Investigation of Gaseous Flow Characteristics in Microchannels

[+] Author Affiliations
G. H. Tang, Y. L. He

Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China

Paper No. ICMM2004-2356, pp. 359-366; 8 pages
  • ASME 2004 2nd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels
  • ASME 2nd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels
  • Rochester, New York, USA, June 17–19, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4164-2
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Gaseous flow characteristics in fused silica microtubes and square microchannels are studied experimentally. The existing works in the literature on experimental gaseous flow are analyzed. The data in fused silica micro circular tubes with diameters ranging from 50 μm to 201 μm and the data in fused silica micro square channels with hydraulic diameter ranging from 52 μm to 100 μm show that the flow friction factors are in good agreement with the theoretical prediction for conventional tubes and no distinguishable deviation is observed. The transition Reynolds number is around 2000 and a slight early transition from laminar to turbulent is observed due to the compressibility effect. For the helium flow in fused silica microtubes with inner diameters ranging from 10 μm to 20 μm, the decrease in friction factor is observed. In addition, factors including roughness, compressibility and rarefaction that may have significant effects on flow characteristics in microchannels are discussed.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In