Faculty Advisor

Dixon, Anthony G.

Abstract

This project describes the process of simulating the catalytic partial oxidation of methane reaction simulation in a square microchannel using the DS2V simulation program, and compares the data obtained from the simulation to data from a similar experiment and simulation. The comparison is a test of the feasibility and accuracy of using the DS2V program to simulate chemical reactions in microchannels, where rarefied gas behavior is a relevant factor and the Navier-Stokes equations are no longer accurate.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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