Agglomerate Detachment of Microparticles

Master's Thesis


Microparticle agglomerates were formed using water, magnetic forces and direct material deposition. These methods gave different agglomerate structures and had an effect on the detachment fraction of the agglomerates. The effect of temperature, relative humidity and size of the agglomerate on the detachment was observed experimentally. Different materials of microparticles were used as well as different microparticle sizes. The experimental data obtained was characterized as detachment fraction versus free stream velocity. There was no large difference on the detachment fraction of agglomerates compared with the detachment fraction of single particles.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-01142004-003159

Author Sergio Escobar Vargas
Advisor Prof. Patrick Dunn
Contributor Prof. Patrick Dunn, Committee Member
Contributor Prof. Raymond Brach, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Degree Name Master of Science
Defense Date
  • 2003-12-17

Submission Date 2004-01-14
  • United States of America

  • agglomorates

  • Detachment

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Access Rights Open Access
Content License
  • All rights reserved


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