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A Miniature High Strain Rate Device

F Akbaridoust, J Philip, I MARUSIC

Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society | Published : 2016


Presented here are micro-PIV measurements of velocity and strain rate in a cross-slot region of a micro-cross channel. A micro-cross channel produces a homogeneous two-dimensional extensional flow with hyperbolic streamlines similar to Taylor’s four-roll mill at larger scale. Due to the existence of the moving elements in four-roll mills, manufacturing a micron-sized four-roll mill is extremely challenging and consequently their applications are limited to the study of millimetre-scaled objects. Moreover, the natural instability of the flow in four-roll mills, caused by growing vortices at high rotational speed, limits the study of objects at high strain rates. Thanks to advances in micro-fl..

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