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1 20.330J / 2.793J / 6.023J Fields, Forces and Flows in Biological Systems, Spring 2007 Department of Biological, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Problem Set #1 Issued: Friday, February 9 Due: Friday, February 16 Questions (10 points each) Bird / Stewart / Lightfoot Chapter 2, page 62, exercise 11 1. 2. 3. A metal bead is dropped in a large tank filled with glycerin, and velocity of bead was measured. Now, the same experiment was repeated, but this time the bead was dropped near the wall of the tank (within a distance approximately the same as the radius of the bead) vertically. In this experiment, do you expect the falling velocity of the bead to be higher, lower, or the same? Briefly explain. A flow field v (x, y, z) is said to be irrotational if curl of the field is zero. Which of the
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Unformatted text preview: following fields are irrotational? a) v x =y, v y =0, v z =0 b) v x =y, v y =x, v z =0 c) v x =-y, v y =x, v z =0 Choose one irrotational flow field and one rotational flow field from above, and sketch the direction of the flow near the origin (x=y=z=0). 2 Haus and Melcher website Problem 2.2.1 Problems (20 points each) 1. 3 What will happen to the two drops? Explain briefly. a) Calculate the pressure difference between the two drops. The surface tension for water is 0.0728 N/m. b) 3. A microfluidic channel has a two openings as shown below, and is filled with water. Using the pipette, two spherical droplets, with the radius of 1mm and 5mm each, were put down at the openings. r=1mm r=5mm...
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