Poiseuille number, the product of friction factor and Reynolds number (f · Re) for quasi-fully developed concentric micro annular tube flow was obtained for both no-slip and slip boundary conditions. The numerical methodology is based on the Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method. The compressible momentum and energy equations were solved for a wide range of Reynolds and Mach numbers for both isothermal flow and no heat conduction flow conditions. The detail of the incompressible slip Poiseuille number is kindly documented and its value defined as a function of r* and Kn is represented. The outer tube radius ranges from 50 to 150μm with the radius ratios of 0.2, 0.5 and 0.8 and selected tube length is 0.02m. The stagnation pressure, pstg is chosen in such away that the exit Mach number ranges from 0.1 to 0.7. The outlet pressure is fixed at the atmospheric pressure. In the case of fast flow, the value of f · Re is higher than that of incompressible slip flow theory due to the compressibility effect. However in the case of slow flow the value of f · Re is slightly lower than that of incompressible slip flow due to the rarefaction effect, even the flow is accelerated. The value of f · Re obtained for no-slip boundary conditions is compared with that of obtained for slip boundary conditions. The values of f · Re obtained for slip boundary conditions are predicted by f · Re correlations obtained for no-slip boundary conditions since rarefaction effect is relatively small for the fast flow.

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