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Design and simulation of a thermal flow sensor for gravity-driven microfluidic applications

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoIEEE 11th Annual International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS)
KustantajaIEEE
Sivut125-129
Sivumäärä5
ISBN (elektroninen)978-1-5090-1947-2
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TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaIEEE INTEERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANO/MICRO ENGINEERED AND MOLECULAR SYSTEMS -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 1900 → …

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ConferenceIEEE INTEERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANO/MICRO ENGINEERED AND MOLECULAR SYSTEMS
Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …

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Gravity-driven flow is an attractive approach to develop simpler microfluidic systems. Because clogged microchannels could easily lead to fatal operational failures, it is crucial to monitor flow rate in these systems. Therefore, we propose here for the first time a numerical model that combines a calorimetric flow sensor and a gravity-driven system. With the validated model, we studied the flow behavior in a gravity-driven system. Furthermore, we were able to improve the sensitivity of the measurement based on simulation results. This demonstrates, how the model could be used as an effective optimization tool in the gravity-driven system including calorimetric flow measurement.

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