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Solute Band Dispersion in Curved Microchannel

This model studies the dispersion of neutral species band through curved microchannel in an Electroosmotic flow (EOF) . Using Optimization module, geometric optimization is carried out to minimize the curve-induced dispersion.The central idea is to parametrically represent the geometry by Bézier curves and these geometric parameters are further treated as optimization parameters in the ...

Electroosmotic Micropump

Micropumps, especially those based on electroosmotic flow (EOF), are essential components in microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices, as they contain no moving parts and are relatively easy to integrate in microfluidic circuits during fabrication. One major drawback in the conventional design of electroosmotic micropumps is the use of a high driving voltage. Therefore, the development of a ...

Electrowetting Lens

The contact angle of a two-fluid interface with a solid surface is determined by the balance of the forces at the contact point. In electrowetting the balance of forces at the contact point is modified by the application of a voltage between a conducting fluid and the solid surface. In many applications the solid surface consists of a thin dielectric deposited onto a conducting layer; this is ...

Oscillating Droplet

Cemented tungsten carbides are hard metals used in steel cutting tools. They are produced by heating a powder consisting typically of tungsten carbide (WC) grains and cobalt (Co) grains. When the powder is heated, the cobalt melts but the tungsten carbide remains solid. The liquid cobalt glues the tungsten carbide grains together and forces air to flow out of the material. When the medium is ...

Lamella Mixer

At the macroscopic level, systems usually mix fluids using mechanical actuators or turbulent 3D flow. At the microscale level, however, neither of these approaches is practical or even possible. This model demonstrates the mixing of fluids using laminar-layered flow in a MEMS mixer. This model analyzes the steady-state condition of the fluid flow as well as the convection and diffusion of a ...

Knudsen Minimum

When a constant pressure difference drives flow through a narrow constriction between parallel plates (or through a cylindrical tube), the flow rate exhibits a characteristic minimum as the absolute pressure at the inlet is reduced. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as Knudsen’s minimum, and occurs as a result of the rarefaction of the gas. The observation of a minimum in flow rate for ...

Topological Optimization of a Tesla Microvalve

This model performs a topological optimization for a Tesla microvalve. A Tesla microvalve inhibits backwards flow using friction forces rather than moving parts. The design can be optimized by distributing a specific amount of material within the modeling domain. The goal is to maximize the ratio of the pressure drop for the forwards and backwards flow across the device.

Electroosmotic Flow in a Biochip

Miniature laboratories are required to efficiently analyze the information in human DNA. Such laboratories could facilitate tailor-made diagnoses and treatment of hereditary diseases for each individual. One problem that arises in these lab-on-a-chip devices lies in the transport of the liquid samples and other solutions, which move very small channels. One way of transporting the fluid in ...

Electrocoalescence

This benchmark model shows how to set up and simulate electrocoalescence phenomena using COMSOL Multiphysics and the Chemical Engineering Module. The calculated results are compared to published experimental work. In the reported experiments, a water droplet is injected in silicone oil, near the interface of a water phase. At the same time, an electric field is applied which affects the ...

Slip Flow Benchmark

This model is a benchmark model for the Slip Flow interface. It is based on both analytic and numeric calculations. Air at atmospheric pressure flows through a conducting micro-channel connecting two reservoirs maintained at different temperatures. A flow between the two reservoirs develops as a result of thermal creep along the channel wall, which in turn produces a pressure gradient. At steady ...

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