Abstract

A compact model to compute flowrate and pressure in micro-fluidic devices is presented. The micro-fluidic flow can be driven by either an applied electric field or by a pressure gradient or both. In the proposed compact model, the complex fluidic network is simplified by using an electrical circuit. The compact model can predict the flowrate, pressure distribution and other basic characteristics in microfluidic channels quickly with good accuracy when compared to detailed numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2002
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages58-61
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2002 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Apr 21 2002Apr 25 2002

Publication series

Name2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2002

Other

Other2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2002
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period4/21/024/25/02

Keywords

  • Compact model
  • Electrokinetic flow
  • Micro-fluidic devices
  • Pressure driven flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Qiao, R., & Aluru, N. R. (2002). A compact model for flowrate and pressure computation in micro-fluidic devices. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2002 (pp. 58-61). (2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2002).