Numerical modelling on the effects of flow rates to the velocity profiles in serpentine microfluidic structure / Mohd Yussof Sudin

Sudin, Mohd Yussof (2020) Numerical modelling on the effects of flow rates to the velocity profiles in serpentine microfluidic structure / Mohd Yussof Sudin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

In this modern era, the development of microfluidic technology applies itself to getting the laboratory-based device into the real environment for end-user applications. Flow focusing as can be seen in the application of flow cytometry is achievable through hydrodynamic flow, dielectrophiresis or using inertia force. This work leverages the effect of inertia force in curved microchannel to assist the generation of flow focusing. The fundamental issues in inertia focusing is to identify the flow velocity (represents the flow rates) to initiate the secondary flow formation in the channel. The main objective of this project is to study the effect on+ the velocity profile in the microchannel at different flow rates and the formation of the secondary flow in the channel. The research will be performed with a microfluidic channel configuration consisting of 5 curvatures with a tipping angle of 20°. ANSYS Fluent software will be used to construct the design and tested by using four volume flow rates which are 10 pL/min, 50 pL/min, 100 pL/min and 200 pL/min. ANSYS fluent can generate the result of streamline, vector and contour. From the result, the scalar velocity from each cross-section in the channel will generate a velocity flow profile and Dean Vertices. At Q 50 pL/min, Secondary flow already occur at Dean number = 5.62. Increasing the volume flow rate will have an impact on the performance and stability of secondary flow.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Sudin, Mohd Yussof
2017282226
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Mohamed Yusof, Azmi
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Microfluidics and microfluidic devices
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Bachelor Of Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) (Hons.)
Keywords: Microfluidic Technology, Dielectrophiresis, ANSYS Fluent Software
Date: August 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/37746
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