Nanotech 2006 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Micro & Nano Fluidics Chapter 8

Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Complex Flow Generation in Microchannel

Authors: D.S. Kim and T.H. Kwon

Affilation: Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

Pages: 524 - 527

Keywords: design methodology, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), complex flow, CFD simulations

In this paper, we present design methodologies for magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) complex flow generation in a simple straight microchannel in which electrodes are patterned on two side walls and bottom wall. The required applied voltage conditions at the electrodes under the constant magnetic field to generate (1) axial, (2) transverse, (3) sinusoidal and (4) multi-vortical flows are discussed. CFD simulations confirm the successful generations of the designed four types of complex flows inside the microchannel according to the designed voltage conditions.

ISBN: 0-9767985-7-3
Pages: 893
Hardcopy: $119.95