Cluster dynamics in flow of suspended particles in microchannels

T. Gudipaty, M. T. Stamm, L. S L Cheung, Yitshak Zohar, L. Jiang

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Abstract

Cluster dynamics in microchannels due to flow of dilute suspensions of polystyrene spherical particles has been studied experimentally. Cluster-cluster interaction as well as the functional dependence of cluster growth rate on several control parameters has been studied. Destructive, e.g. cluster collision, and constructive modes, e.g. cluster merging, of cluster-cluster interaction have been observed. Cluster growth rate with time is found to increase with either particle concentration or shear strain rate, and decrease with channel-height to particle-diameter ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Pages379-382
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2009 - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: Jan 25 2009Jan 29 2009

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Other22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2009
CountryItaly
CitySorrento
Period1/25/091/29/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Gudipaty, T., Stamm, M. T., Cheung, L. S. L., Zohar, Y., & Jiang, L. (2009). Cluster dynamics in flow of suspended particles in microchannels. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (pp. 379-382). [4805398] https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2009.4805398