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Nanotech 2003 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
 
Chapter 9: Micro Fluidics
 

Simulation and Optimization of Colloidal Micropumps

Authors:D. Liu, M. Maxey, and G. Karniadakis
Affilation:Brown University, US
Pages:230 - 233
Keywords:force-coupling method, micro-flow devices, spectral elements
Abstract: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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ISBN:0-9728422-0-9
Pages:560
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