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2D and 3D thermal flow sensor modelling-A comparative analysis

Gardner, ELW and De Luca, A and Udrea, F (2017) 2D and 3D thermal flow sensor modelling-A comparative analysis. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 197-200..

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In this paper, 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional numerical models of a thermal flow sensor are discussed and compared against one another whilst being validated with experimental results. The models involve and couple three physics domains: Electric, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. A comparative analysis has been performed focusing on the relative merits. Despite being less accurate, it is shown that 2D simulations can be used to portray device behavior whilst minimizing required computational resources whereas 3D models are needed to attain more accurate quantitative data. This ultimately provides the knowledge for objective driven modelling decisions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 01:41
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2021 22:30
DOI: 10.1109/SMICND.2017.8101199