Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Science
Thomas Donnelly (Physics)
This project will investigate mixing in microchannels. Specifically, the advection and diffusion of a passive scalar, using a split step Monte Carlo method. Numerically the implementation of this method is well understood. The current experimental geometry is a rectangular pipe with grooves on one wall. Mixing results with straight walls agree closely with experiment. The velocity field over grooves is also studied.
Beutel, Dan, "Modelling Advection and Diffusion in Microchannels" (2003). HMC Senior Theses. 140.