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Modelling of microfluidics network using electric circuits

Zaidon, Nuradawiyah and Nordin, Anis Nurashikin and Ismail, Ahmad Faris (2015) Modelling of microfluidics network using electric circuits. In: 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nanoelectronics (RSM 2015), 19th-21st Dec. 2015, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

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This paper presents microfluidic network analysis using electric circuit methods by modifying the length of the channel segments that represent hydraulic resistance. It is crucial to precisely predicts flow and pressure in the channel by an accurate estimation of the hydraulic resistance of each segment, as microfluidics network become more complex and challenging. Furthermore, manipulation of channel length and size can be applied to design concentration gradient that based on repeated splitting, mixing and recombination fluid flow process, thereby producing a desired concentration profile. By using Hagen- Poiseuille’s law-Ohm’s law analogy, a batch of simulation 3D- microfluidic geometries was done using FLUENT while PSpice was used to validate the correlations of flow rate to current and hydraulic resistance to electrical resistance. This is done by characterizing hydraulic resistance of microchannels with different length to make-controlled volumetric mixing ratios at each branch. Different velocity magnitude contours and pressure profiles obtained from the channel length combinations agree well this analogy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4575/47481 (ISBN : 978-1-4799-8550-0, DOI: 10.1109/RSM.2015.7354954)
Uncontrolled Keywords: microfluidics network; hydraulic; electrical circuit
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK452 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Anis Nurashikin Nordin
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 16:32
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 09:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47481

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