Numerical simulation of flow through microchannels in bipolar plate

A. Rawool
S. Mitra
A. Agrawal
Satish Kandlikar

Third international conference on microchannels and minichannels, June 13-15, 2005. The entire article is available at: . Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.


In this paper, the flow through a serpentine microchannel with obstructions on wall is studied. Various obstruction geometries ranging from rectangular to triangular are considered. For each geometry pressure drop across single obstruction is studied at various Reynolds numbers. Also the effect of obstruction height on the pressure drop is investigated. A parametric study is conducted for different obstruction heights, geometries and Reynolds numbers.