|Institution:||Curtin University of Technology|
|Department:||Mathematics and Statistics|
|Full text PDF:||http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=199676&local_base=gen01-era02|
This thesis is concerned with the transient flows of Newtonian fluids in micro-channels. Different flow-driving mechanisms and micro-slip on boundary are taken into account. By using the complex variable method combined with the Fourier series expansion in time and Bessel functions in space, the underlying boundary value problems are solved and a subsequent investigation is carried out to study the flow dynamics and the control of flow pattern and behaviour.