A passive split-and-recombination micromixer with convergent-divergent channel walls of sinusoidal variation has been investigated using numerical simulations. With water and ethanol as working fluids, the analysis was performed using Navier-Stokes equations with convection-diffusion model in a Reynolds number range, 10 Re 70. Performances of three configurations with different split-and-recombination arrangements were evaluated in terms of mixing index and pressure drop. A parametric study was also conducted with two geometrical parameters, i.e., the ratios of throat-width to diameter of circular wall and diameter of circular wall to amplitude. The results showed a significant dependence of the mixing performance on the throat-width. But, mixing performance was insensitive to the diameter of circular wall over the chosen Reynolds number range
Afzal, Arshad and Kim, Kwang-Yong
"PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THREE TYPES OF PASSIVE MICROMIXER WITH CONVERGENT-DIVERGENT SINUSOIDAL WALLS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 22:
6, Article 3.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol22/iss6/3