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Fluid Dynamics in Microscale: Understanding Transport Phenomena in Microfluidic Channels

EasyChair Preprint no. 11274

10 pagesDate: November 9, 2023


Microfluidic devices have emerged as powerful tools for various applications in fields ranging from chemistry and biology to engineering and medicine. The efficient functioning of these devices relies on a deep understanding of fluid dynamics at the microscale, which is markedly different from the macroscopic world. This research paper aims to elucidate the fundamental principles governing fluid flow and transport phenomena in microfluidic channels.  The study delves into the intricacies of microscale flow behavior, encompassing topics such as laminar and turbulent flow regimes, the effects of surface tension and viscous forces, and the emergence of non-Newtonian behaviors. Additionally, the interplay between capillary forces, inertial effects, and channel geometry is explored to elucidate how these factors impact fluid transport in confined spaces. This research paper offers a comprehensive overview of the fluid dynamics principles that underlie microfluidic systems, with a focus on their practical implications and potential for innovation. A deeper understanding of transport phenomena at the microscale not only enhances the design and performance of microfluidic devices but also contributes to the development of novel technologies with far-reaching societal impacts. Furthermore, the paper investigates the implications of microfluidic transport phenomena in practical applications, including chemical synthesis, sample manipulation, and biological assays. The controlled and predictable nature of microscale flow in microfluidic devices has paved the way for advancements in lab-on-a-chip technologies, point-of-care diagnostics, and drug delivery systems.

Keyphrases: fluid dynamics, Microfluidics, Turbulent flow

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  author = {Azrael Alvin and Smith Milson},
  title = {Fluid Dynamics in Microscale: Understanding Transport Phenomena in Microfluidic Channels},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11274},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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