dc.contributor.authorOng, Wee-Liat
dc.contributor.authorHua, Jinsong
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Baili
dc.contributor.authorTeo, Teng-Yuan
dc.contributor.authorZhuo, Junlong
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Nam-Trung
dc.contributor.authorRanganathan, Nagarajan
dc.contributor.authorYobas, Levent
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-01T04:34:45Z
dc.date.available2014-10-01T04:34:45Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationOng, W. L., Hua, J., Zhang, B., Teo, T. Y., Zhuo, J., Nguyen, N. T., Ranganathan, N.,& Yobas, L. (2007). Experimental and computational analysis of droplet formation in a high-performance flow-focusing geometry. Sensors and actuators A : physical, 138(1), 203-212.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0924-4247en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/23937
dc.description.abstractDetailed experimental and simulation studies are performed and presented to further substantiate the previously reported high-performance flow-focusing geometry for droplet generation. In this geometry, water-in-oil droplets are formed through a three-dimensional (3D) circular orifice directly integrated inside a silicon microchannel. The geometry ensures controlled breakup of droplets for a wide range of flow rates. Simulations are provided using computational fluid dynamics software to elucidate the flow behavior nearby the 3D circular orifice. In addition, experimental results on the droplet generation characteristics are obtained both from the 3D circular constriction as well as quasi-2D (2D) rectangular constriction that are typically used in flow-focusing devices. Direct comparison of these results further supports the claim that droplets formed by the 3D circular orifice show noticeably increased sensitivity against the flow rate of the continuous oil-phase both in droplet size and generation frequency.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSensors and actuators A : physicalen_US
dc.rights© 2007 Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Chemical engineering::Fuel
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Fluid mechanics
dc.titleExperimental and computational analysis of droplet formation in a high-performance flow-focusing geometryen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2007.04.053
dc.identifier.rims92799


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