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Title: Experimental Investigation on the Behavior of Artificial Magnetic Cilia
Authors: Marucci, A
Romano, GP
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Micro flow;Magnetic cilia;Micro-mixer;Micro-pump
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 80
Abstract: In the present work, the flow fields induced by the movement of artificial cilia under the effect of a magnetic field are investigated. In order to obtain almost steady conditions, the set-up consists of fixed cilia which oscillate under the action of a rotating magnetic field. The aim of the work is to determine under which geometrical configurations a net flow rate or a global mixing is obtained. The results show that cilia mounted in the direction of rotation allow net fluid flow, whereas those in radial position have larger turbulent kinetic energy. Thus, the former could be used as micro-pump, whereas the latter as micro-mixer.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
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