Numerical Study of Droplet Generation in A Complex Micro-Channel

Bui, A. and Zhu, Y. (2007). Numerical Study of Droplet Generation in A Complex Micro-Channel. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (515-518). 3-7 December, 2007.

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Author Bui, A.
Zhu, Y.
Title of paper Numerical Study of Droplet Generation in A Complex Micro-Channel
Conference name 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Conference location Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 3-7 December, 2007
Proceedings title 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8
Editor Peter Jacobs
Tim McIntyre
Matthew Cleary
David Buttsworth
David Mee
Rose Clements
Richard Morgan
Charles Lemckert
Start page 515
End page 518
Total pages 4
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Small liquid drops have many applications in science and technology. In microfluidics research, microscopic drops are used to facilitate micromixing, loading and dispensing reagents from micro-reactors, or to improve the efficiency of cell sorting and fluid sampling systems. Many factors can affect the microdrop generation, such as fluid rheology, flow speed, and interaction of the fluid(gas)-fluid interface with the channel walls. In this paper, a numerical study of the generation of microscopic droplets in a micro-channel of complex geometry is presented. The multiphase flow with interface in complex micro-channel is described by a coupled immersed boundary and level-set frontcapturing methods. Comparison of the simulation with experimental results is also presented.
Subjects 290600 Chemical Engineering
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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