SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences, Volume 61 , Issue 2 : 232-241(2018) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11431-017-9084-2

Experimental and numerical investigations on convective heat transfer of dual piezoelectric fans

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  • ReceivedApr 10, 2017
  • AcceptedJun 9, 2017
  • PublishedAug 11, 2017


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National Natural Science Foundation of China(51106073)

NUAA Research Funding(NS2014018)


This work was supported by the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Research Funding (Grant No. NS2014018).


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