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From airplane design to microfluidics

Bijan Mohammadi and Olivier Pironneau

in Applied Shape Optimization for Fluids

Second edition

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199546909
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720482 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546909.003.0012

Series: Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation

 From airplane design to microfluidics

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This chapter describes how to extend what shown for macroscopic flows to flows in microchannels. It begins with the description of the governing equations for ionic microfluids. It then analyzes the problem of stacking in electrophoresis. It shows how infinitesimal quantities can be extracted from a sample for transport in microchannels for separation. The problem of design of such channel is discussed and it is shown how reduced-order models can be used for the flow. The chapter ends with the design of a protein folding mixing device.

Keywords: electrophoresis; microchannels; stacking; ionic microfluids; protein folding

Chapter.  4635 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics

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