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Fluids 2017, 2(2), 18; doi:10.3390/fluids2020018

Flow Configurations in a Y Splitting-Junction Microchannel

Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University La Sapienza, 00184 Roma, Italy
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Received: 31 January 2017 / Revised: 20 April 2017 / Accepted: 20 April 2017 / Published: 22 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue MNF 2016 Special Issue—Micro/Nanofluids)
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In the present work, the flow field in a splitting-junction micro channel with a Y shape, which is the simplest geometry to be employed for heat and mass transfer in micro-devices such as micro-heat-exchangers and micro-mixers, is investigated experimentally using micro Particle Image Velocimetry (μPIV). The angular divergence in the Y splitting is changed, as well as the Reynolds number, in order to investigate the instantaneous and mean flow fields to determine which configurations are more suitable for practical applications. The results show that the flow configuration is strongly dependent on the Y shape angle, especially in the junction part, and that there is also a significant dependence on the Reynolds number. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro flow; micro-mixer; Y junction; Reynolds number; micro PIV micro flow; micro-mixer; Y junction; Reynolds number; micro PIV
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Sinibaldi, G.; Romano, G.P. Flow Configurations in a Y Splitting-Junction Microchannel. Fluids 2017, 2, 18.

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