2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Clean Technology 2008

The Immersed Surfaces Technology for Reliable and Fast Setup of Microfluidics Simulation Problems

M. Icardi, D. Caviezel, D. Lakehal

immersed boundaries, microfluidics, CFD

ASCOMP has developed a new fully automatized version for microfluidics applications in bio-devices, using the IST (Immersed surfaces Technique) technique to map complex components/geometries into a simple rectangular Cartesian grid. Near wall regions are treated by another new feature, namely the BMR (Block-based Mesh Refinement), in which sub-scale refined blocks are placed around each structure or obstructions, up to 4 levels of refinement. The connectivity between blocks can be achieved in parallel (using MPI) up to 8-to-1 cell mapping. The combination IST/BMR can save up to 70% grid cells in 3D.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract