Design and testing of an experiment to measure self-filtration in particulate suspensions
Author(s)Flander, Mattias S. (Mattias Simon)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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An experiment for measuring self-filtration in terms of change in volume fraction downstream of a constriction compared to volume fraction upstream of said constriction was designed and tested. The user has the ability to control a variety of parameters including constriction geometry, flow rate, and initial volume fraction in order to evaluate their impact on downstream volume fraction. The relative uncertainty in measured downstream volume fraction was found to be 1.31%. Experimental data was collected to show the effect of changing initial volume fraction and flow rate on downstream volume fraction.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 24).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology