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2016 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) (2016)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Dec. 19, 2016 to Dec. 21, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5090-5300-1
pp: 57-60
Yusnira Husaini , Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Arnan Mitchell , Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Gary Rosengarten , Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Juliana Johari , Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we use an electrical circuit analogy to design a microfluidic manifold achieving a uniform distribution of flow across multiple channels with minimal pressure gradient throughout the flow. We investigate the impact of manifold design to the mass flow distribution derived from the electrical circuit analogy and then analyzed the flow distribution in microchannels using computational fluid dynamics including thermal modelling. We compared the flow uniformity in the parallel channels with other manifold designs and found that step manifold design has improved the flow and temperature uniformity of the parallel channels.
INDEX TERMS
rectangular channel, uniform flow distribution, microchannels, manifold design, heat transfer
CITATION
Yusnira Husaini, Arnan Mitchell, Gary Rosengarten, Juliana Johari, "Manifold design for uniform fluid distribution in parallel microchannels", 2016 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), vol. 00, no. , pp. 57-60, 2016, doi:10.1109/FIT.2016.7857538
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