International Journal of Engineering Science
The theory of micropolar fluids due to Eringen is used to formulate a set of equations for the flow and heat transfer characteristics of the combined convection micropolar flow in vertical channels. It is found that the microstructure and substructure parameters have significant effects on the flow and thermal fields. By making the Newtonian solvent more and more micropolar, it is possible to obtain drag reduction as well as reduced heat transfer characteristics.
Gorla, Rama Subba Reddy; Ghorashi, Bahman; and Wangskarn, Prapat, "Mixed Convection in Vertical Internal Flow of a Micropolar Fluid" (1989). Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications. 53.
ReddY Gorla, R., Ghorashi, B., , & Wangskarn, P. (1989). Mixed convection in vertical internal flow of a micropolar fluid. International Journal of Engineering Science, 27(12), 1553-1561. doi:10.1016/0020-7225(89)90148-1
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