The flow in viscous Taylor droplets: PIV in microscopic two-phase flow

U.P. Miessner

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Digital microfluidics emerged and established over the last 20 years. The scope of applications ranges from pharmaceutical to biological, chemical and even thermal processes. The practical use of Taylor droplets as individual reaction chambers, mixing vessels or simply as transportation vehicles on process engineered microfluidic devices allows for precise control and process intensification of precious materials or sparse samples. Despite this widespread use of Taylor droplets, some of the fundamental physics of this flow have not been investigated experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Westerweel, J., Supervisor
Award date1 Jun 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6416-636-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Taylor flow
  • Taylor droplet
  • μPIV
  • interface shape
  • rectangular microchannel
  • excess velocity
  • pressure
  • energy loss


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