Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nikolaos A.

Abstract

This project designed an experimental setup for the investigation of microjets and their impingement on flexible structures. The flow system includes a pressurized gas tank, pressure regulators, a filter, a mass-flow measuring tank, and a micro-nozzle. Continuum and free-molecular theory is used for the design of micro-nozzles with a throat diameter as small as 10 micrometers and reservoir pressures between 100 and 1000 Pa. A mass-flow measuring technique based on pressure-decay is developed for rates as small as 10E-13 kg/s.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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