IJRME – Volume 1 Issue 2 Paper 2

On the application of a modified k-epsilon model for predicting hydrodynamic and thermal turbulent Microchannel flow

Author’s Name : Khadrawi A F |Balabel A | Ali S Al-Osaimy

Volume 01 Issue 02  Year 2014  ISSN No:  2349-3860  Page no: 5-10



In the present work turbulent thermal and hydrodynamic behaviors of fluid flow in microchannel is investigated numerically using modified k-epsilon model. Different micro-geometries are adopted in this study such as microtubes, isothermal micro two fixed plates and micro Couette flow. The numerical procedure is developed in the present work based on the control volume approach proposed by Patankar. Validation between numerical and experimental or analytical hydrodynamics and thermal behaviors is investigated. It is found that this numerical technique gives the same predictions which are given by the experimental or analytical.


numerical simulation, turbulent, micro-channel, thermo-fluid, modified k-epsilon.