Modelling and Simulation of Micro-channel Reactor Using FLUENT Software

Moharna, Avinash (2010) Modelling and Simulation of Micro-channel Reactor Using FLUENT Software. BTech thesis.



Presented here is an insight of the momentum and energy transport phenomena occurring in a micro-channel with non-continuum (slip flow) boundary conditions. The following context deals with, ‘FLUENT simulation of flow and energy based calculations using pressure correction-based iterative SIMPLE algorithm with 1st order upwind scheme in convective terms to simulate a steady incompressible two-dimensional flow through a micro-channel’. In the present work, the slip flow of liquid through a micro-channel has been modelled using a slip length assumption instead of using conventional Maxwell’s slip flow model, which essentially utilizes the molecular mean free path concept and is extended to determine the temperature variation in the channel. The models developed, following this approach, forms a basis to the physics of liquid flow and energy transport through micro-channels.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Micro-Channel, Fluent, Slip Flow
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Transport Phenomena
Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Micro Fluidics
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:1934
Deposited By:Moharana Avinash
Deposited On:19 May 2010 17:31
Last Modified:19 May 2010 17:31
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Supervisor(s):Munshi, B

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