Additionally, assuming that the flow is incompressible, its temperature won’t affect its flow properties (solving these problems in tandems is tricky), so we only need the flow solution to get the temperature solution.

]]>So how will you know whether it’s a good model or not? I mean, almost any model will predict fluid goes in and fluid goes out, right? So how will you tell whether your particular model is accurate?

I assume you’re going to make measurements on the micro-channel flow. What exactly are you going to measure?

]]>For cooling? I’ve read things on the web about micro-channel flow for cooling. So where do the heat-exchange effects come in? There’s no temperature term in Poiseuille’s equations. Is temperature embedded in the viscosity term?

Also, is the liquid hot? Do you have to worry about bubbles forming and stuff like nucleation?

]]>So far the model I’ve really been looking at is potential flow. This is where we assume the flow is incompressible and irrotational and is the gradient of some scalar field. Then, this scalar field would satisfy Laplace’s equation:

]]>Like air flow around an aircraft part? Or maybe coolant flow through an engine or something?

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