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Preliminary investigation of fluid flow in meso-scale rectangular tube
Author(s): Liang Hu; Qi Kang; Jia-Feng Zhang; Li Duan; Wen-Rui Hu
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Paper Abstract

The fluid flow associated with micro and meso scale devices is currently of interest. Experiments were performed to study the fluid flow in meso-scale channels. A straight flow tube was fabricated with 1.0×4.0mm2 in rectangular cross section and 200mm in length, which was made of quartz for flow visualization and PIV measurements. Reynolds numbers were ranged from 311 to over 3105. The corresponding pressure drop was from 0.65KPa to over 16.58KPa between the inlet and outlet of the tube. The micro PIV was developed to measure the velocity distribution in the tube. A set of microscope object lens was mounted ahead of CCD camera to obtain optimzed optical magnification on the CCD chip. The velocity distributions near the outlet of the tube were measured to obtain full-developed flow. A CW laser beam was focused directly on the test section by a cylinder lens to form a small light sheet. Thus, high power density of light was formed on the view region. It is very important to the experiment while the velocity of the flow reaches to a few meters per second within millimeter scale. In this case, it is necessary to reduce exposure time to microseconds for PIV measurements. In the present paper, the experimental results are compared with the classical theories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5058, Optical Technology and Image Processing for Fluids and Solids Diagnostics 2002, (29 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.509758
Show Author Affiliations
Liang Hu, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)
Qi Kang, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)
Jia-Feng Zhang, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)
Li Duan, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)
Wen-Rui Hu, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5058:
Optical Technology and Image Processing for Fluids and Solids Diagnostics 2002
Gong Xin Shen; Soyoung S. Cha; Fu-Pen Chiang; Carolyn R. Mercer, Editor(s)

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