CFD modelling of rectangular micro channel with increase in heat flux and effect on nusselt number
Gogineni, Aneesha (2010). CFD modelling of rectangular micro channel with increase in heat flux and effect on nusselt number. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 105-106
A laminar convective heat transfer coefficient of a rectangular microchannel is investigated under constant heat flux value throughout the wall. Two dimensional numerical simulations were performed using the FLUENT and GAMBIT software packages for a rectangular microchannel with a breadth of L and a length of 200L. Based on the temperature distributions obtained from simulations, both the local and average Nusselt numbers for different Reynolds numbers ranging from 100 to 400 for different heat flux values are determined.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering