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Microflows and Nanoflows

Fundamentals and Simulation

  • S.S. Antman
  • J.E. Marsden
  • L. Sirovich

Benefits

  • Unique aspect of this book is its emphasis on fundamental mathematical and numerical topics

Book

Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 29)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

In the last few years there has been significant progress in the development of microfluidics and nanofluidics at the application as well as at the fundamental and simulation levels. This book provides a comprehensive summary of these changes describing fluid flow in micro and nano configurations. Where as in their previous book entitled Microflows: Fundamentals and Simulation the authors covered scales from one hundred nanometers to microns (and beyond), in this new book they discuss length scales from angstroms to microns (and beyond). While still maintaining the emphasis on fundamental concepts with a mix of semianalytical, experimental, and numerical results, this book outlines their relevance to modeling and analyzing functional devices.

The text has been divided into three main subject categories: gas flows; liquid flows; and simulation techniques .The majority of the completely new developments in this book are in liquid flows and simulation techniques chapters with modified information throughout the rest of the book.

This book can be used in a two-semester graduate course. Also, selected chapters can be used for a short course or an undergraduate-level course. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers in fluid mechanics, physics, and in electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering.

Review of earlier volume on Microflows from the European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, 2002:
"For those who want to compute flows at the micro scale, this monograph is a must. It describes the state of the art and helps by providing the coefficients, such as needed in situations of slip. Those who wonder what new fluid dynamics there is in the microworld are served by the overview of theory and treasures of numerical methods."

Keywords

Nanotube development fluid mechanics mechanics microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microfluidics modeling nanofluidics numerical methods simulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Fluid MechanicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Beckmann Institute for the Advancement of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • S.S. Antman
    • 1
  • J.E. Marsden
    • 2
  • L. Sirovich
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and TechnologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Control and Dynamical SystemsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Applied MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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Reviews

Reviews for original "Microflows and Nanoflows":

"For those who want to compute flows at the micro scale, this monograph is a must. It describes the state of the art and helps by providing coefficients, such as [are] needed in situations of slip. Those who wonder what new fluid dynamics there is in the microworld are served by the overview of theory and treasures of numerical methods." â€" European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids

"It is a well-written book which should prove beneficial to the researchers in the field" Zentralblatt fur Mathematik

From the reviews:

"Microflows and nanoflows will become an important reference for any researcher interested in the fundamental science and simulation techniques for flow in microchannels and nanopores. ... The new additions in the current book essentially render it the most fundamental book in the field of microfluidics and nanofluidics. … I strongly recommend this book as a fundamental reference for the multiscale simulation researchers and for the more fundamental reference theorists in the area of microfluidics and the new field of nanofluidics." (Hsueh-Chia Chang, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2006 c)

"The monograph under review presents a systematical presentation of all questions connected with fundamentals and simulation of microflows and nanoflows. … The reviewed monograph is the first systematic fundamental presentation of the subject. It is suitable for graduate students and researches in fluid mechanics, physics and in electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering." (Peter A. Velmisov, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1115 (17), 2007)