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Title: Low frequency vibration induced streaming in a Hele-Shaw cell

When an acoustic wave propagates in a fluid, it can generate a second order flow whose characteristic time is much longer than the period of the wave. Within a range of frequency between ten and several hundred Hz, a relatively simple and versatile way to generate streaming flow is to put a vibrating object in the fluid. The flow develops vortices in the viscous boundary layer located in the vicinity of the source of vibrations, leading in turn to an outer irrotational streaming called Rayleigh streaming. Because the flow originates from non-linear time-irreversible terms of the Navier-Stokes equation, this phenomenon can be used to generate efficient mixing at low Reynolds number, for instance in confined geometries. Here, we report on an experimental study of such streaming flow induced by a vibrating beam in a Hele-Shaw cell of 2 mm span using long exposure flow visualization and particle-image velocimetry measurements. Our study focuses especially on the effects of forcing frequency and amplitude on flow dynamics. It is shown that some features of this flow can be predicted by simple scaling arguments and that this vibration-induced streaming facilitates the generation of vortices.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain (LIED) - Université Paris Diderot, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75205 Paris cedex 13 (France)
  2. (France)
  3. Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, UMR CNRS 7057, Université Paris Diderot, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75205 Paris cedex 13 (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22403206
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Fluids (1994); Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BOUNDARY LAYERS; FLOW VISUALIZATION; FLUIDS; KHZ RANGE; MIXING; NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; REYNOLDS NUMBER; SOUND WAVES; VORTICES; WAVE PROPAGATION