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Flow metrology & rheology

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Atomic Standard for Pressure

Ongoing
NIST scientists are developing a highly accurate primary standard for pressure in the range 2 MPa to 7 MPa based on fundamental physical properties of helium

Acoustic Techniques in Fluid Metrology

Ongoing
The Fluid Metrology Group leads the world in designing and using gas-filled acoustic resonators for measuring the thermodynamic temperature T, the Boltzmann

Material Qualification

Ongoing
The lack of repeatable process outcomes from additive manufacturing (AM) has been broadly acknowledged as an impediment to widespread implementation. While most

Publications

SerialTrack: ScalE and Rotation Invariant Augmented Lagrangian Particle Tracking

Author(s)
Jin Yang, Yue Yin, Alexander Landauer, Selda Buyukozturk, Jing Zhang, Luke Summey, Alexander McGhee, Matthew Fu, John Dabiri, Christian Franck
We present a new particle tracking algorithm to accurately resolve large deformation and rotational motion fields, which takes advantage of both local and

Overcoming Technological Barriers in Microfluidics: Leakage Testing

Author(s)
Vania Silverio, Suvajyoti Guha, Armelle Keiser, Rucha Natu, Darwin Reyes-Hernandez, Henne van Heeren, Nicolas Verplanck, Luke Herbertson
The miniaturization of laboratory procedures for Lab-on-Chip (LoC) devices and translation to various platforms such as single cell analysis or Organ-on-Chip

A small-volume microcapillary rheometer

Author(s)
Paul Salipante, Steve Kuei, Steven Hudson
We demonstrate a capillary device used to measure the shear rate dependent viscosity of microliter scale volumes. Liquid samples are driven pneumatically to

Tools and Instruments

Transient Gas Flow Facility

A compressor is used to pressurize up to twenty-five 40 L gas cylinders to 35 MPa. The cylinders can then be used as a source of rapidly changing gas flow by

Gas Flow Standards

NIST uses pressure, volume, temperature, and time (PVTt) standards to calibrate gas flow meters. PVTt flow standards generate selected, steady gas flows through

Wind Tunnel

NIST’s wind tunnel can produce air speeds between 0.15 m/s and 40 m/s. The air speed reference is a Laser Doppler Anemometer (LDA) with an uncertainty of 2.5 %

Awards