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Sensors 2018, 18(3), 849; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18030849

Transient Characteristics of a Fluidic Device for Circulatory Jet Flow

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HaUI Institute of Technology, Hanoi University of Industry (HaUI), Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto 525-8577, Japan
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Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Hanoi University of Industry (HaUI), Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Research Group (Environmental Health), Sumitomo Chemical. Ltd., Hyogo 665-8555, Japan
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Received: 19 January 2018 / Revised: 4 March 2018 / Accepted: 7 March 2018 / Published: 13 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

In this paper, we report on the design, simulation, and experimental analysis of a miniaturized device that can generate multiple circulated jet flows. The device is actuated by a lead zirconate titanate (PZT) diaphragm. The flows in the device were studied using three-dimensional transient numerical simulation with the programmable open source OpenFOAM and was comparable to the experimental result. Each flow is verified by two hotwires mounted at two positions inside each consisting chamber. The experiment confirmed that the flow was successfully created, and it demonstrated good agreement with the simulation. In addition, a prospective application of the device as an angular rate sensor is also demonstrated. The device is robust, is minimal in size, and can contribute to the development of multi-axis fluidic inertial sensors, fluidic amplifiers, gas mixing, coupling, and analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: transient characteristics; circulatory flow; 3D simulation; OpenFOAM; confined space transient characteristics; circulatory flow; 3D simulation; OpenFOAM; confined space
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Phan, H.T.; Dinh, T.X.; Bui, P.N.; Dau, V.T. Transient Characteristics of a Fluidic Device for Circulatory Jet Flow. Sensors 2018, 18, 849.

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