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Volumetric Particle Velocimetry for Microscale Flows

Abstract Microfluidics is the study of fluid flow at very small scales (micro -- one millionth of a meter) and is prevalent in many areas of science and engineering. Typical applications include lab-on-a-chip devices, microfluidic fuel cells, and DNA separation technologies. Many of these microfluidic devices rely on micron-resolution velocimetry measurements to improve microchannel design and characterize existing devices. Methods such as micro particle imaging velocimetry (microPIV) and micro particle tracking velocimetry (microPTV) are mature and established methods for characterization of steady 2D flow fields. Increasingly complex microdevices require techniques that measure unsteady and/or three dimensional velocity fields. This dissertation p... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Klein, Steven Adam (Author) / Posner, Jonathan D (Advisor) / Adrian, Ronald (Committee member) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Devasenathipathy, Shankar (Committee member) / Frakes, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical Engineering / Optics / Physics / microfluidics / particle image velocimetry / particle tracking velocimetry / super resolution / three component / three dimensional
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 181 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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