WIT Press


Microsystems And Microstructures 155 Fluid Modelling In Micro Flow Channels

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIC950191

Volume

13

Pages

9

Published

1995

Size

1,003 kb

Author(s)

M.J. Harper, C.M. Turner & J.E.A. Shaw

Abstract

Over the last few years there has been an increased level of interest in the development of miniaturised systems which require liquids to flow through narrow channels, often only a few microns across. Whilst much has been written on the design and fabrication of pumps, valves, flow channels and on their integration into useful systems, relatively little work has been done on modelling fluid flow behaviour on this scale. As micro-fluidic systems become more complex, the ability to model such flows will be seen as increasingly valuable. This paper begins by reviewing the limited amount of previous fluid modelling work which has been done on the micro-scale. The approach

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