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Article Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer ; Volume 25, Issue 3 , Sep , 2011 , Pages 432-442 ; 08878722 (ISSN) ; 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...