2016-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2016 Volume 7: Yang Intl. Symp. / Multiscale Material Mechanics

Editors:Kongoli F, Aifantis E, Wang H, Zhu T
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2016
Pages:190 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Analysis of the flow and heat transfer for fluid-thermal acupuncture needle

    Zhou Stephen1; Bin He2; Yi An2;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 327
    Topic: 1


    The investigation is induced by the design of a new fluid-thermal acupuncture needle which is heated by fluid. Because the diameter of the flow tube for the acupuncture needle is less than 1 mm, the mechanical model of this needle can be regarded as a microtube. Then the microscale heat transfer model can be adopted to analyze the thermal-mechanical characteristics of the flow and heat transfer in the flow tube, which is implemented by the theoretical model and finite element method (FEM) software ANSYS. And the simulation results by two methods have good consistency. So the density of heat flow on the surface of the fluid-thermal acupuncture needle and the temperature of the acupunctured skin can be analyzed and designed by changing the temperature and flow speed of fluid¡¯s inlet from the theoretical and FEM method. The study tries our best to develop the basic theoretical method for the design of the fluid-thermal acupuncture needle and obtains some interested results.


    acupuncture needle; fluid ;microtube; microscale heat transfer


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    Stephen Z and and . Analysis of the flow and heat transfer for fluid-thermal acupuncture needle. In: Kongoli F, Aifantis E, Wang H, Zhu T, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2016 Volume 7: Yang Intl. Symp. / Multiscale Material Mechanics. Volume 7. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2016. p. 133-144.