M. J. Hancock, N. H. Elabbasi, M. C. Demirel
Veryst Engineering, LLC., Needham, MA, USA
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Pumping liquids at small scales is challenging because of the principle of reversibility: in a viscous regime, the flow streamlines through a fixed geometry are the same regardless of flow direction. Recently we developed a class of microfluidic pump designs based on tilted flexible structures that combines the concepts of cilia (flexible elastic elements) and rectifiers (e.g., Tesla pump). We ...
Viscous damping of a periodic perforated MEMS microstructure when the Reynolds’ equation cannot be applied: Numerical simulations
D. Homentcovschi, and R.N. Miles
Department of Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Binghamton, NY
This paper develops a computational model for determining the total damping coefficient for a unit cell of a MEMS microscale device containing a repetitive pattern of holes. The basic cell of the microstructure is approximated by an axi-symmetric domain and the velocity and pressure fields are determined from solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations using the finite element software package ...
O. Myers , M. Anjanappa , and C. Freidhoff 
 Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA
 University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
 Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronics Systems Sector, Baltimore, MD, USA
This paper presents a methodology towards designing, analyzing and optimizing piezoelectric interdigitated microactuators using COMSOL Multiphysics. The models used in this study were based on a circularly interdigitated design that takes advantage of primarily the d33 electromechanical piezoelectric constant coefficient. Because of the symmetric nature of the devices, 2D axisymmetric models ...
S. Suganthi, M. Anandraj, and L. Sujatha
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, India
Department of Physics, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, India
Porous Silicon (PS) can easily be formed by electrochemical etching of silicon in HF based electrolytes at room temperature. Since, PS is compatible with silicon IC technology; it finds lot of applications in the fabrication of MEMS devices. In the current study, we discuss the design of a condenser microphone using a Silicon/ Porous Silicon composite membrane as a movable plate. The performance ...
Optimized Cantilever-to-Anchor Configurations of Buckled Cantilever Plate Structures for Transducer Applications
A. Arpys Arevalo Carreno, D. Conchouso Gonzalez, I.G. Foulds
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The mechanical simulation and analysis of the cantilever-to-anchor configuration for an out-of-plane structure used in transducer applications is reported. The polymer-based Buckled Cantilever Plate “BCP” structure, gives the ability to orient an active device from a horizontal to a vertical position, once assembled. In this paper we compare four different cantilever-to-anchor configurations: ...
G. Zhang, S. Bearden
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
It is necessary to understand and control nanopore behavior in order to develop biosensors for a variety of applications including DNA sequencing. The fluidics of nanopore devices we fabricated exhibits a range of interesting phenomena, such as enhanced conductance and current rectification. By electrically biasing nanopores, we were able to actively control the nanopore conductance in real time ...
D. Kappe, A. Hütten
Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Designing and constructing a lab-on-a-chip device poses a variety of questions. Transport of all required substances, detection of the analyte and its deposition on a sensor have to be incorporated. Different strategies have been developed to achieve good coverages of the sensor, like employing electric or magnetic gradients. On the basis of a ramp like structure, the binding of the analyte to a ...
N. Qudus, T. Mahbub, S. A. Ali, and M. Shajahan
 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka Bangladesh
A finite element model is employed to describe the electric potential distribution and electroosmotic flow field inside a wavy cylindrical channel. The model uses coupled Laplace and Poisson-Boltzmann to evaluate the electric potential distribution inside the channel. It also contains continuity and Navier–Stokes equations for the solution of fluid flow. A particle trajectory model was ...
N.N. Sharma, and A. Tekawade
Mechanical Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
A simple design for a microfluidic flow system for use in mixing or reacting assays with limited sample availability has been proposed and analyzed using COMSOL\'s multiphysics simulation package. The design is based on differential electroosmotic flow concept which has facilitated a number of interesting flow phenomena in micro-domains. For an average potential drop of about 86 kV/m in the ...
S. Druart, D. Flandre, and L.A. Francis
Université catholique de Louvain - ICTEAM, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
In this paper, a methodology to simulate the electric behavior of spiral inductances is presented and discussed. All the methodology is built with the COMSOL software used with the Matlab scripting interface and then allows performing fully parameterized simulations. The program architecture is explained and is used to simulate two applications. The first calculates the voltage induced by an ...