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Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 259401, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/259401
Research Article

Investigation of Swirling Flows in Mixing Chambers

Department of Biomechatronics Engineering, National Ping Tung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 912, Taiwan

Received 9 November 2010; Revised 25 February 2011; Accepted 1 March 2011

Academic Editor: Guan Yeoh

Copyright © 2011 Jyh Jian Chen and Chun Huei Chen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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