Advances in Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Sciences


Lixin Cheng (Editor)
Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

Applications of microscale and nanoscale thermal and fluid transport phenomena involved in traditional industries and highly specialized fields such as bioengineering, micro-fabricated fluidic systems, microelectronics, aerospace technology, micro heat pipes, and chips cooling etc., have become especially important since the late 20th century. However, microscale and nanoscale thermal and fluid transport phenomena are quite different from those of conventional scale or macroscale. Many researchers have been conducting research on the thermal and fluid transport phenomena at the microscale and nanoscale levels to understand the very complex phenomena involved. New methods have been applied to measure the basic physical parameters at microscale and are continuously under development.

New prediction methods have also been developed to cover both macroscale and microscale channels and are being continuously investigated. New theories and mechanisms are also urgently needed for the fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena at microscale and nanoscale. There are many issues to be clarified from both theoretical and applied aspects in the microscale and nanoscale thermal and fluid transport phenomena. Furthermore, interdisciplinary research areas are also rapidly under development. For example, as a new research frontier of nanotechnology, the research of nanofluid two-phase flow and thermal physics is rapidly growing. However, it has also posed new challenges as there are quite contradictory results in the available research. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Flow Diagnostics in Microfluidics with Advanced Laser Doppler Techniques
(Jörg König, Lars Büttner, Jürgen Czarske, Sascha Mühlenhoff and Kerstin Eckert)

Topological Transition in a Stack of Water Droplets
(Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Enkhtuul Surenjav, Stephan Herminghaus, Martin Brinkmann and Ralf Seemann)

Three Dimensional Effects in Compressible, Rarefied Gas Flow in Bent Microchannels
(Giulio Croce and Olga Rovenskaya)

The Structure of Two-Dimensional and Axisymmetric Microjets
(Vladimir Aniskin, Anatoliy Maslov and Sergey Mironov)

Estimation of Flow Characteristics in Micro-Geometries
(Chungpyo Hong Yutaka Asako, Ichiro Ueno and Koichi Suzuki)

Generation and Manipulation of Micro-Droplets
(Yen-Liang Lin, Yu-Chuan Su, Shih-Kang Fan, Yao-wen Hsu, Chiun-Hsun Chen and Fan-Gang Tseng)

Application of Navier-Stokes Equations to High Knudsen Number Flow in a Fine Capillary
(Amit Agrawal and Nishanth Dongari)

Natural Convective Boundary Layer Flow Over a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid
(Rama Subba Reddy Gorla and Ali J. Chamkha)

A Review of Acoustic Detection of Supermicrometer Aerosol Particles
(Ruey-Hung Chen)

Thermal Boundary Layer Flow Over a Stretching Sheet in a Non-Newtonian Nano Fluid with Radiation Effect
(Rama Subba Reddy Gorla)

Investigation on the Impact on Thermal Performances of New Pin and Fin Geometries Applied to Liquid Cooling of Power Electronics
(Matt Reeves, Jesus Moreno, Peter Beucher, Sy-Jenq Loong, and Dwight Brown)

Mixed Convection Along a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid: Entire Regime
(Mahesh Kumari and Rama Subba Reddy Gorla)

Homotopy Semi-Numerical Modelling of Nanofluid Convection Boundary Layers from an Isothermal Spherical Body in a Permeable Regime
(O. Anwar Bég, Tasveer A. Bég, M.M. Rashidi, and M. Asadi)

Mixed Convection Boundary Layer Flow from a Horizontal Circular Cylinder in a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid
(Mahesh Kumari and Rama Subba Reddy Gorla)

Correlations to Predict Friction and Forced Convection Heat Transfer Coefficients of Water Based Nanofluids for Turbulent Flow in a Tube
(K.V. Sharma, P.K. Sarma, W.H. Azmi, Rizalman Mamat, and K. Kadirgama)

Heat Transfer Enhancement and Friction Factor of Water/Al2O3 Nanofluid in Circular Tube with Longitudinal Strip Inserts under Laminar Flow
(L. Syam Sundar, K.V. Sharma, Rosli A. Bakar, and M.K. Singh)


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