Optimization of Wavy-Channel Micromixer Geometry Using Taguchi Method†
AbstractThe micro-mixer has been widely used in mixing processes for chemical and pharmaceutical industries. We introduced an improved and easy to manufacture micro-mixer design utilizing the wavy structure micro-channel T-junction which can be easily manufactured using a simple stamping method. Here, we aim to optimize the geometrical parameters, i.e., wavy frequency, wavy amplitude, and width and height of the micro channel by utilizing the robust Taguchi statistical method with regards to the mixing performance (mixing index), pumping power and figure of merit (FoM). The interaction of each design parameter is evaluated. The results indicate that high mixing performance is not always associated with high FoM due to higher pumping power. Higher wavy frequency and amplitude is required for good mixing performance; however, this is not the case for pumping power due to an increase in Darcy friction loss. Finally, the advantages and limitations of the designs and objective functions are discussed in the light of present numerical results. View Full-Text
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Solehati, N.; Bae, J.; Sasmito, A.P. Optimization of Wavy-Channel Micromixer Geometry Using Taguchi Method. Micromachines 2018, 9, 70.
Solehati N, Bae J, Sasmito AP. Optimization of Wavy-Channel Micromixer Geometry Using Taguchi Method. Micromachines. 2018; 9(2):70.Chicago/Turabian Style
Solehati, Nita; Bae, Joonsoo; Sasmito, Agus P. 2018. "Optimization of Wavy-Channel Micromixer Geometry Using Taguchi Method." Micromachines 9, no. 2: 70.
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