Microchannels for the flow control of two fluids with different volumes

Moonwoo La, Jae Yun Ho, Dong Sung Kim

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Abstract

In this paper, microchannels for the flow control of two fluids with different volumes have been designed, fabricated, and verified. The dimensions of the inlets were determined based on the Stokes equation in order to realize that the flow of the two fluids meet at the same time, and to maintain a certain configuration when the flows passed through each inlet channel. The designed microchannels were confirmed using computational fluid dynamics simulation for the incompressible, Newtonian, and transient flows. In addition, a microfiuidic system containing the designed microchannels was fabricated by soft lithography, and the pressure-driven flows of the two fluids were characterized by microfiuidic experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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