In this work, heat and fluid flow in some common micro geometries is analyzed analytically. At first, forced convection is examined for three different geometries microtube, microchannel between two parallel plates and microannulus between two concentric cylinders. Constant wall heat flux boundary condition is assumed. Then mixed convection in a vertical parallel-plate microchannel with symmetric wall heat fluxes is investigated. Steady and laminar internal flow of a Newtonian is analyzed. Steady, laminar flow having constant properties (i.e. the thermal conductivity and the thermal diffusivity of the fluid are considered to be independent of temperature) is considered. The axial heat conduction in the fluid and in the wall is assumed to be negligible. In this study, the usual continuum approach is coupled with the two main characteristics of the microscale phenomena, the velocity slip and the temperature jump. [Pg.3]

This chapter has been concerned with flows in wb ch the buoyancy forces that arise due to the temperature difference have an influence on the flow and heat transfer values despite the presence of a forced velocity. In extemai flows it was shown that the deviation of the heat transfer rate from that which would exist in purely forced convection was dependent on the ratio of the Grashof number to the square of the Reynolds number. It was also shown that in such flows the Nusselt number can often be expressed in terms of the Nusselt numbers that would exist under the same conditions in purely forced and purely free convective flows. It was also shown that in turbulent flows, the buoyancy forces can affect the turbulence structure as well as the momentum balance and that in turbulent flows the heat transfer rate can be decreased by the buoyancy forces in assisting flows whereas in laminar flows the buoyancy forces essentially always increase the heat transfer rate in assisting flow. Some consideration was also given to the effect of buoyancy forces on internal flows. [Pg.477]

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