Computer-aided design of valves-integrated microfluidic layouts using parameter-guided electrical models

Oron Feinerman, Mor Sofer, Elishai Ezra Tsur

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Abstract

Integrated microfluidic networks are being rapidly deployed in academia and industry for a vast spectrum of applications, ranging from molecular biology to quantum physics. Current design paradigm for microfluidic layouts is typically based on numerical modeling, which is not suitable for rapid prototyping nor parameter driven design. Here, we utilize the hydraulic-electric circuit analogy to propose a circuit analysis methodology and an open-source framework for a parameter- guided design of integrated microfluidic layouts. We provide a method with which a user can intuitively define the circuit's constraints and an algorithm which optimizes the hydraulic layout according to physical constraints. Our algorithm supports valves-integrated design and provides a simulation framework that describes fluid flow with different valves configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluid Machinery; Erosion, Slurry, Sedimentation; Experimental, Multiscale, and Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows; Gas-Liquid, Gas-Solid, and Liquid-Solid Flows; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Micro/Nano-Fluidics
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)9780791851579
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period15/07/1820/07/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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