Partner: M. Dziubiński

Recent publications
1.Błoński S., Domagalski P., Dziubiński M., Kowalewski T.A., Hydro-dynamically modified seeding for micro-PIV, ARCHIVES OF MECHANICS, ISSN: 0373-2029, Vol.63, No.2, pp.163-182, 2011

This paper presents numerical and experimental analysis of the hydrodynamic flow focusing in a rectangular microchannel. Aim of the study is to improve performance of the Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique app lied to micro-scale flow analysis. The symmetric flow focusing system of two channels crossed at right angle is investigated. The numerical model is used to analyse the e ffect of Reynolds number on the flow focusing mechanism. In the experiment, the flow foc using is applied to concentrate seeding tracers into a thin sheet at the channel axis. Such a modification removes the out of focus images of the seeding particles, effe ctively improving PIV evaluation of vector fields in microchannel. Based on the exp erimental and numerical results we have found that expected improvement is possible for the flow at Reynolds number less than 10 only.


selective seeding, flow focusing

Błoński S.-IPPT PAN
Domagalski P.-other affiliation
Dziubiński M.-other affiliation
Kowalewski T.A.-IPPT PAN