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Solitary and transitional waves in two-layer microchannel flows

Bennett, Christopher James (2015)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

The understanding of wave dynamics in interfacial microchannel flows is important for many technological applications in the micro-device industry. Here, a theoretical and numerical study is undertaken in order to understand the propagation of interfacial waves in a two-layer flow. The flow is considered to be driven by, in separate cases, the force of gravity and a pressure gradient. The results may provide steps towards more efficiently designed microfluidic products, and a better understanding of experimentally observed waves.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Sisoev, Grigory
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Mathematics
Subjects:QA Mathematics
QC Physics
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:5922
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