Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

Micro and Nano Fluidic Systems Chapter 2

A Compact Model for Flowrate and Pressure Computation in Micro-fluidic Devices

Authors: R. Qiao and N.R. Aluru

Affilation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Pages: 58 - 61

Keywords: compact model, electrokinetic flow, pressure driven flow, Micro-fluidic devices

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.

ISBN: 0-9708275-7-1
Pages: 764