Simulation and Optimization of Colloidal Micropumps

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A fast algorithm for particulate microflows has been used to simulate the 3D micro-colloidal pumps tested in the experiments conducted by Terray et al. The Force-Coupling Method and a penalty method were implemented in a spectral element code to simulate the dynamics of both peristaltic and gear pumps. Parametric studies were made for different viscosity, channel width and frequency to better understand the inherent mechanisms.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: February 23, 2003
Pages: 230 - 233
Industry sectors: Medical & Biotech | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip
ISBN: 0-9728422-0-9