1.079 Rock-on-a-Chip: Microfluidic Technology for Visualization of Flow in Porous Media
Introduces an innovative approach that uses 3D printing and microfluidic technology to characterize and visualize flow in porous media like soils and rocks. Covers single-phase flow and transport (laser fluorescence, particle image velocimetry), capillarity and wettability, multiphase flow, fracturing of granular media. In lab, students work in groups to unravel the physics and chemistry of flow in porous media, with applications to energy and environmental processes, such as groundwater resources, energy recovery, and carbon sequestration. Enrollment limited; preference to Course 1 majors and Energy Studies minors.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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