036086 – Flow and Transport in Microdevices

The class is a grad-level course, open to advanced undergraduates

Credit Points: 0.0

Given In Semester: a

Determination of the grade according to progress during the semester and the submission of the final thesis.


034013 – Fluid Mechanics 1
034014 – Heat Transfer

Fluid flow, mass transport, physicochemical phenomena in microfluidics and their application in lab-on-a-chip devices. Brownian motion, scalar transport, taylor-aris dispersion, combined advection-diffusion-reaction, charged solutions, buffer systems, On-chip focusing and separation methods, capillary flows, flow in porous media.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course the studednt will know how to:

1. Formulate flow equations with electric forces.
2. Perform scaling analysis of flow equations.
3. Perform taylor-aris type analysis for dispersive flows.
4. Implement monte carlo simulations of particles for dispersive flows.
5. Design optimal conditions for surface reactions in microchannels.
6. Formulate and solve transport equations for charged solutions.
7. Derive the net neutrality condition and apply it to electrokinetic problems.
8. Design and analyze electrophoresis and isotachophoresis systems.
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