Nanotech 2003 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Micro Fluidics Chapter 9

Simulation and Optimization of Colloidal Micropumps

Authors: D. Liu, M. Maxey, and G. Karniadakis

Affilation: Brown University, United States

Pages: 230 - 233

Keywords: force-coupling method, micro-flow devices, spectral elements

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.

ISBN: 0-9728422-0-9
Pages: 560

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