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Continuum Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Gas Microsystems

O'Hare, Lynne (2008) Continuum Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Gas Microsystems. PhD thesis, University Of Strathclyde.

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The aim of the present work is to make use of the constitutive scaling method to produce a computational tool suitable for analysing microscale flows. Both incompressible and compressible numerical solvers featuring constitutive scaling models and a range of appropriate boundary conditions have been developed to this end. A detailed assessment of the implications of extending the constitutive scaling method to fully compressible flows has also been carried out.