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Modeling of a Microfluidic Analog of the Four-Roll Mill for Materials Characterization

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Author(s)

Frederick R. Phelan Jr., Steven Hudson

Abstract

The fluid dynamics of channel geometries for liquid state materials characterization in microfluidic devices are investigated. A pressure driven microchannel device is sought that has an adjustable flow type, approximating the function of the four-roll mill. In particular, classes of channel flows in which the full range of linear flows (extension, shear and rotation) can be approximated in the neighborhood surrounding a stagnation point are investigated using finite element flow simulation and flow classification criteria. A class of flow geometries is identified which makes use of opposing, laterally offset fluid streams that produce a stagnation point in the center of the geometry.
Proceedings Title
Society of Plastics Engineers, Annual Technical Conference| 62nd Volume II | ANTEC 2004: Annual Technical Conference Proceedings | Society of Plastics Engineers
Volume
ASAP(on-line)
Conference Dates
May 16-20, 2004
Conference Location
Undefined
Conference Title
ANTEC (Society of Plastics Engineers. Technical Conference)

Keywords

finite element analysis, flow classification, four roll mill, linear flow, microfluidics, rheology

Citation

Phelan Jr., F. and Hudson, S. (2004), Modeling of a Microfluidic Analog of the Four-Roll Mill for Materials Characterization, Society of Plastics Engineers, Annual Technical Conference| 62nd Volume II | ANTEC 2004: Annual Technical Conference Proceedings | Society of Plastics Engineers, Undefined, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852313 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created April 30, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021