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Title: Electroconvective Cavity Flow Patterns Created by Asymmetric Electrode Configuration
Authors: Louste, Christophe
Romat, Hubert
Traore, Philippe
Daaboul, Michel 
Vazquez, Pedro
Sosa, Roberto
Affiliations: Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Keywords: Electrodes
Electric fields
Measurement by laser beam
Cavity resonators
Subjects: Liquids
Issue Date: 2018
Part of: IEEE transactions on industry applications
Volume: 54
Issue: 5
Start page: 4851
End page: 4856
This paper is an experimental study on electroconvective flows produced by an asymmetric electric field in a cavity. It is part of a scientific project aiming to develop electrohydrodynamic (EHD) flow actuator in order to enhance heat transfer and mixing efficiency in fluidic and microfluidic systems. In this study, the EHD flow is obtained by applying a dc voltage between two electrodes (cylinder/plane) immersed in a working liquid. The produced velocity fields strongly depend on the applied voltage. Whatever may be the applied voltage, the fluid goes from the cylinder toward the plate or the other way round. The velocity fields obtained by particle image velocimetry for different potentials are analyzed in both cases with the usual mechanisms (injection and conduction) at the origin of the motion of the liquid. A discussion on the transition between injection and conduction phenomena is finally presented.
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Mechanical Engineering

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