Development of photo-patterned composite structures in microchannels for oil reservoir research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Patrick S. Doyle.
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Starting from unstructured glass microchannels, we develop a new method of micromodel fabrication. We build composite structures in a bottom-up manner with ultraviolet projection lithography where the composite structures are composed of tricyclodecane dimethanol diacrylate and stearic-acid treated calcium carbonate particles. This lithographic method is simple, fast, economical, and versatile compared with previous fabrication methods used for two-phase porous media micromodel experiments. With the micromodels developed in this way, we conduct oil-water two-phase flow experiments around a single cylindrical post with controlled oleophilic/hydrophilic wetting behavior.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology