Faculty Advisor

Blandino, John J.

Abstract

The purpose of this MQP is designing, building, and testing an apparatus which can support both electrospray and flow focusing. Electrospray is the process of accelerating a positively charged fluid towards an extractor electrode in order to create a fine stream of droplets from a liquid jet. Flow Focusing is the process of creating an axisymmetrical stream of fluid by using a pressurized gas to drag the jet stream through an exit orifice using shear forces. The results of this MQP show images which display how jet stream varies as a function of different independent variables.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Physics

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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