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Title: A Machine Learning and Computer Vision Approach to Rapidly Optimize Multiscale Droplet Generation

Abstract: Generating droplets from a continuous stream of fluid requires precise tuning of a device to find optimized control parameter conditions. It is analytically intractable to compute the necessary control parameter values of a droplet-generating device that produces optimized droplets. Furthermore, as the length scale of the fluid flow changes, the formation physics and optimized conditions that induce flow decomposition into droplets also change. Hence, a single proportional integral derivative controller is too inflexible to optimize devices of different length scales or different control parameters, while classification machine learning techniques take days to train and require millions of droplet images. Therefore, the question is posed, can a single method be created that universally optimizes multiple length-scale droplets using only a few data points and is faster than previous approaches? In this paper, a Bayesian optimization and computer vision feedback loop is designed to quickly and reliably discover the control parameter values that generate optimized droplets within different length-scale devices. This method is demonstrated to converge on optimum parameter values using 60 images in only 2.3 hours, 30x faster than previous approaches. Model implementation is demonstrated for two different length-scale devices: a milliscale inkjet device and a microfluidics device.
Comments: Published as a journal article in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Subjects: Machine Learning (cs.LG); Materials Science (cond-mat.mtrl-sci); Fluid Dynamics (physics.flu-dyn)
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c19276
Cite as: arXiv:2105.13553 [cs.LG]
  (or arXiv:2105.13553v5 [cs.LG] for this version)

Submission history

From: Alexander Siemenn [view email]
[v1] Fri, 28 May 2021 02:08:03 GMT (10231kb,D)
[v2] Mon, 7 Jun 2021 16:08:41 GMT (10231kb,D)
[v3] Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:47:36 GMT (10316kb,D)
[v4] Sat, 11 Dec 2021 15:39:07 GMT (26969kb,D)
[v5] Sun, 16 Jan 2022 03:58:00 GMT (27727kb,D)

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