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Modeling and simulation of capillary microfluidic networks based on electrical analogies
Year of publication 2011
Title of paper Modeling and simulation of capillary microfluidic networks based on electrical analogies
Authors Kang, S.-W. and Banerjee, D.
Volume 133(5)
Pages 054502 - 1 - 6
Journal ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering
Link 관련링크 http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4004092 12회 연결
In this study we implemented the network simulation techniques using macromodels (lumped models) for capillary driven flows in microfluidic networks. The flow characteristics in a flow junction, such as meniscus stretching and bifurcation, were studied and their effects on filling time as well as pressure drop were explored for various network configurations. The results from the network simulator are validated numerically using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations by employing the volume-of-fluids (VOF) method. The predictions by the network simulator for free-surface flows in different microfluidic networks were found to be in good agreement with the results obtained from the VOF simulations for filling time and meniscus position.