Investigation of mixing efficiency and pressure drop in T-shaped micromixers
Лобасов, Александр Сергеевич
Минаков, Андрей Викторович
Кузнецов, В. В.
Рудяк, В. Я.
Шебелева, А. А.
Институт инженерной физики и радиоэлектроники
Journal Name:CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND PROCESSING
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Bibliographic Citation:Лобасов, Александр Сергеевич. Investigation of mixing efficiency and pressure drop in T-shaped micromixers [Текст] / Александр Сергеевич Лобасов, Андрей Викторович Минаков, В. В. Кузнецов, В. Я. Рудяк, А. А. Шебелева // CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND PROCESSING. — 2018. — № 134. — С. 105-114
The numerical investigation of the flow regimes in the T-shaped microchannels with different width-to-height aspect ratios of mixing channel was carried out. In the first case, the mixing channel width was varied from 200 μm to 1000 μm while its height was constant; in the second case, the mixing channel height was varied from 100 μm to 2000 μm, while its width was constant. The Reynolds number was varied from 5 to 700. The dependences of fluids mixing efficiency and the pressure drop on the Reynolds number at different width-to-height aspect ratios of mixing channel were numerically established. The correlations to determine the critical Reynolds number, as well as the friction factor at different widths and heights of the mixing channel, were proposed. The mixing efficiency, reduced to the pressure drop and the volume unit was analyzed for the first time. The optimal range of parameters in terms of the working efficiency of the micromixer was determined.