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First principles based approach to modeling of microfluidic systems
Author(s): Ashish Mehta; Arthur J. Helmicki
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Paper Abstract

A first principles based modeling approach for microfluidic systems is developed. The equations for conservation of mass, momentum and energy are developed for quasi 1D, incompressible fluid flow through MEMS fluid components. The equations are cast in terms of common flow variables, geometric and fluid properties. The results are validated against published data. Analyses and simulations are carried out to qualitatively and quantitatively characterize dynamic and steady-state component/subsystem/system properties that would affect the design and control of such systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3515, Microfluidic Devices and Systems, (10 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322087
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Ashish Mehta, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Arthur J. Helmicki, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3515:
Microfluidic Devices and Systems
A. Bruno Frazier; Chong Hyuk Ahn, Editor(s)

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