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Incompressible SPH modeling and analysis of non-Newtonian power-law fluids, mixing in a microchannel with an oscillating stirrer

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In the present study, a robust Incompressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics (ISPH) method, based on an advanced Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) discretization, is introduced to study the effects of the non-Newtonian power-law index and stirrer frequency on fluid mixing in an active micromixer that uses an oscillating stir-bar. Two Reynolds numbers (20 and 72) are considered, and more than 70 SPH simulations are carried out, in order to investigate the effects of the power-law index and stirrer frequency on fluid mixing. The results show that this active micromixer is more efficient at the lower power-law indices.

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Rahim shamsoddini received his B.Sc degree from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and received his M.Sc. degree from University of Sistan and Baluchestan and recived his Ph.D. degree from Yazd University. He is currently an Assistant professor at Sirjan University of Technology.

Mohammad Sefid received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from school of Mechanical Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology. He is currently an Associate professor at Yazd University.

Rouhollah Fatehi received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from school of Mechanical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology. He is currently an Assistant professor at Persian Gulf University.

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Shamsoddini, R., Sefid, M. & Fatehi, R. Incompressible SPH modeling and analysis of non-Newtonian power-law fluids, mixing in a microchannel with an oscillating stirrer. J Mech Sci Technol 30, 307–316 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12206-015-1234-3

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Keywords

  • Active micromixer
  • Non-Newtonian
  • Power-law
  • Stirrer