Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-24-0089
2001-09-23

Microsystems for automotive engineering 2001-24-0089

The last decade of the twentieth century can be considered the starting decade of scaling engineering. Previously unimaginable devices such as: electrostatic, magnetic, pneumatic and thermal actuators, motors, valves, gears and tweezers at nano, meso and micro scales have been reported. The paper presents some experimental results regarding the particular aspects of fluid flow through microdevices that could be applied to automotive engineering. Based on these aspects, there are analyzed the models used in the literature and conclude on some possible assumptions for computational purpose.

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