Nanotech 2008 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2008: Microsystems, Photonics, Sensors, Fluidics, Modeling, and Simulation - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems Chapter 5

The Immersed Surfaces Technology for Reliable and Fast Setup of Microfluidics Simulation Problems

Authors: M. Icardi, D. Caviezel, D. Lakehal

Affilation: ASCOMP GmbH, Switzerland

Pages: 545 - 548

Keywords: immersed boundaries, microfluidics, CFD

ASCOMP has developed a new fully automatized version for microfluidics applications in bio-devices, using the IST (Immersed surfaces Technique) technique to map complex components/geometries into a simple rectangular Cartesian grid. Near wall regions are treated by another new feature, namely the BMR (Block-based Mesh Refinement), in which sub-scale refined blocks are placed around each structure or obstructions, up to 4 levels of refinement. The connectivity between blocks can be achieved in parallel (using MPI) up to 8-to-1 cell mapping. The combination IST/BMR can save up to 70% grid cells in 3D.

ISBN: 978-1-4200-8505-1
Pages: 940
Hardcopy: $159.95