Optimization of micropillar sequences for fluid flow sculpting

  title={Optimization of micropillar sequences for fluid flow sculpting},
  author={Daniel Stoecklein and Chueh‐Yu Wu and Donghyuk Kim and Dino Di Carlo and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
Inertial fluid flow deformation around pillars in a microchannel is a new method for controlling fluid flow. Sequences of pillars have been shown to produce a rich phase space with a wide variety of flow transformations. Previous work has successfully demonstrated manual design of pillar sequences to achieve desired transformations of the flow cross section, with experimental validation. However, such a method is not ideal for seeking out complex sculpted shapes as the search space quickly… 

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