This paper presents a numerical investigation based on the Lattice Boltzmann method for gaseous flow in a microchannel with rectangular grooves on the walls. Firstly, the prepared computer code is validated with comparison the obtained results with analytic solution for fully developed rarefied gas flow in a simple micro channel. The effects of the rectangular grooves on the flow characteristics and heat transfer behavior are discussed and the results are compared with a simple mircochannel. For this purpose, a two-dimensional constant wall temperature microchannel with air as the coolant is investigated. The results show that the heat removal increases for the grooved channel more than 50% compared with a simple microchannel. But the pressure drop is also increases due to the effects of grooves. The increase in friction factor is more than twice for some Knudsen numbers.
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Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Gaseous Flow in Microchannel With Rectangular Grooves
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Hashemi, Z, Abouali, O, & Kamali, R. "Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Gaseous Flow in Microchannel With Rectangular Grooves." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels collocated with 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting. ASME 2010 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels: Parts A and B. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 1–5, 2010. pp. 475-480. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30652
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