On the CFD Analysis of a Stratified Taylor-Couette System Dedicated to the Fabrication of Nanosensors
AbstractSince the pioneering work of Taylor, the analysis of flow regimes of incompressible, viscous fluids contained in circular Couette systems with independently rotating cylinders have charmed many researchers. The characteristics of such kind of flows have been considered for some industrial applications. Recently, Taylor-Couette flows found an innovative application in the production of optical fiber nanotips, to be used in molecular biology and medical diagnostic fields. Starting from the activity of Barucci et al., the present work concerns the numerical analysis of a Taylor-Couette system composed by two coaxial counter-rotating cylinders with low aspect ratio and radius ratio, filled with three stratified fluids. An accurate analysis of the flow regimes is performed, considering both the variation of inner and outer rotational speed and the reduction of fiber radius due to etching process. The large variety of individuated flow configurations provides useful information about the possible use of the Taylor-Couette system in a wide range of engineering applications. For the present case, the final objective is to provide accurate information to manufacturers of fiber nanotips about the expected flow regimes, thus helping them in the setup of the control process that will be used to generate high-quality products. View Full-Text
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Griffini, D.; Insinna, M.; Salvadori, S.; Barucci, A.; Cosi, F.; Pelli, S.; Righini, G.C. On the CFD Analysis of a Stratified Taylor-Couette System Dedicated to the Fabrication of Nanosensors. Fluids 2017, 2, 8.
Griffini D, Insinna M, Salvadori S, Barucci A, Cosi F, Pelli S, Righini GC. On the CFD Analysis of a Stratified Taylor-Couette System Dedicated to the Fabrication of Nanosensors. Fluids. 2017; 2(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Griffini, Duccio; Insinna, Massimiliano; Salvadori, Simone; Barucci, Andrea; Cosi, Franco; Pelli, Stefano; Righini, Giancarlo C. 2017. "On the CFD Analysis of a Stratified Taylor-Couette System Dedicated to the Fabrication of Nanosensors." Fluids 2, no. 1: 8.