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    Mixed electroosmotically and pressure-driven flow with temperature- dependent properties

    , Article Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer ; Volume 25, Issue 3 , Sep , 2011 , Pages 432-442 ; 08878722 (ISSN) Sadeghi, A ; Yavari, H ; Saidi, M. H ; Chakraborty, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    The present work reports the outcome of a comprehensive parametric study on mixed electroosmotically and pressure-driven flow in slit microchannels with constant wall heat fluxes. Special attention is given to disclose the applicability ranges of usual assumptions in simplified analyses. The governing equations for fully developed conditions are first made dimensionless and then solved by means of an implicit finite difference method. The results reveal that the assumption of constant thermophysical properties does not leadto significant errors in practical applications. Although the Debye-Huckel linearization may successfully be used to evaluate velocity profiles up to the zeta potentials... 

    Combined electroosmotically and pressure driven flow of power-law fluids in a slit microchannel

    , Article Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics ; Volume 166, Issue 14-15 , August , 2011 , Pages 792-798 ; 03770257 (ISSN) Babaie, A ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in the presence of pressure gradient through a slit is analyzed. After numerically solving the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, the momentum equation with electroosmotic body force is solved through an iterative numerical procedure for both favorable and adverse pressure gradients. The results reveal that, in case of pressure assisted flow, shear-thinning fluids reach higher velocity magnitudes compared with shear-thickening fluids, whereas the opposite is true when an adverse pressure gradient is applied. The Poiseuille number is found to be an increasing function of the dimensionless Debye-Hückel parameter, the wall zeta potential, and the flow behavior... 

    Electrokinetically driven fluidic transport of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels

    , Article Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects ; Volume 414 , 2012 , Pages 440-456 ; 09277757 (ISSN) Vakili, M. A ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Mozafari, A. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Electroosmosis is the predominant mechanism for flow generation in lab-on-chip devices. Since most biofluids encountered in these devices are considered to be non-Newtonian, it is vital to study the flow characteristics of common non-Newtonian models under electroosmotic body force. In this paper, the hydrodynamically fully developed electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels is analyzed. The electrical potential and momentum equations are numerically solved through a finite difference procedure for a non-uniform grid. A thoroughgoing parametric study reveals that the Poiseuille number is an increasing function of the channel aspect ratio, the zeta potential, the...