Thermal-mechanical effects and near-critical fluid dynamic behaviors in micro-scale

Lin Chen

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Supercritical CO2 fluid has been widely used in chemical extraction, chemical synthesis, micro-manufacturing and heat transfer apparatus, and so forth. The current chapter deals with near-critical CO2 micro-scale thermal convective flow and the effects of thermal-mechanical process. When the scale becomes smaller, new and detailed figures of near-critical thermal effects emerges. To explore this new area, theoretical developments and numerical investigations discussed and explained in this chapter. From a theoretical point of view, the thermal-mechanical nature of near-critical fluid would play a leading role in small time and spatial scales. This effect is found to dominants the thermal dynamic responses and convective structures of micro-scale fluid behaviors. The scaling effects, boundary thermal-mechanical process, instability evolutions, mixing flows and characteristics, possible extensions and applications are also discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)9781522520481
ISBN (Print)1522520473, 9781522520474
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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