N. Qudus, T. Mahbub, S. A. Ali, and M. Shajahan
 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka Bangladesh
A finite element model is employed to describe the electric potential distribution and electroosmotic flow field inside a wavy cylindrical channel. The model uses coupled Laplace and Poisson-Boltzmann to evaluate the electric potential distribution inside the channel. It also contains continuity and Navier–Stokes equations for the solution of fluid flow. A particle trajectory model was ...
Koser, H., Kaya, T., Mao, L.
Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT
We have developed a novel, multilayered microfluidic chamber that enables the realtime quantitative study of chemotaxis on virtually all types of motile cells. In this paper, we present a FEMLAB modeling study of the 3D chamber design, including a consideration of each device iteration that successively led to the eventual design. The final chamber design is able to create and maintain an ...
M. Baù, V. Ferrari, and D. Marioli
Department of Electronics for Automation, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
A contactless electromagnetic principle for the excitation of mechanical vibrations in resonant structures has been investigated. The principle relies on no specific magnetic property of the resonator except electrical conductivity and can be adopted for employing the structures as resonant sensors for measurements either in environments not compliant with the requirements of active electronics ...
Computational Micro Fluid Dynamics: Part 2: Case Study: Flow Patterning by Phase-shifted Electroosmotic Flows
Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz, Fluidik und Simulation, Mainz
In the second part of the presentation, we focus on the simulation of electroosmotic flows (EOF). Here we present a new method of generating complex flow patterns relying on the use of EOF in combination with specially designed delay loops. The plug retardation in the delay loop is described in terms of a basic network model and a detailed FEM model (COMSOL Multiphysics). Simulation ...
D. Krizaj, I. Iskra, Z. Topcagic, and M. Remskar
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Institut Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia
We are developing nanoparticle detector for airborn particles. The detection principle is based on condensation of nanoparticles forming micron sized water droplets and detection of the droplets by a capacitive type nanodetector. We have successfully performed some experimental evaluations of the detection principle and are in the stage of optimization of several parts of the system. As shown ...
BITS Pilani K K BIRLA GOA CAMPUS
The actuator comprises of a temperature sensitive composite deflecting beam, a piezoelectric substrate and a field effect transistor. The temperature rise causes an expansion in the composite beam thereby causing it to deflect. The deflecting beam impinges on the piezoelectric crystal and generating voltage. Response curves for the deflection versus temperature for temperature ranges ...
S. Logeshkumar, L. Lavanya, G. Anju, and M. Alagappan
PSG College of Technology
Tamil Nadu, India
In the model silicon nanorods are designed as cantilever array and coated with thin film of aluminum or aluminum nitride, to be characterized, thus, adding a detectable mass and altering the cantilever resistance to bending. The simulated results show that when films of different thickness are placed on the cantilever, there is a corresponding change in the resonant frequency and the ...
M. J. Hancock, N. H. Elabbasi, M. C. Demirel
Veryst Engineering, LLC, Needham, MA, USA
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Pumping liquids at small scales is challenging because of the principle of reversibility: in a viscous regime, the flow streamlines through a fixed geometry are the same regardless of flow direction. Recently we developed a class of microfluidic pump designs based on tilted flexible structures that combines the concepts of cilia (flexible elastic elements) and rectifiers (e.g., Tesla pump). We ...
COMSOL Computational Fluid Dynamics for Microreactors Used in Volatile Organic Compounds Catalytic Elimination
M. Olea, S. Odiba, S. Hodgson, A. Adgar
School of Science and Engineering, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that will evaporate easily into the air at room temperature and contribute majorly to the formation of photochemical ozone. They are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids in to the atmosphere and affect indoor and outdoor air quality. They includes acetone, benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, ...
F. Lugli and F. Zerbetto
Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
A small particle or a nano-sized object placed in a liquid is subject to random collisions with solvent molecules. The resulting erratic movement of the object is known as Brownian motion, which, in nature, cannot be used to any practical advantage both in natural systems (such as biomolecular motors) or by artificial devices. If energy is supplied by external source or by chemical reactions, ...