This paper presents the challenges encountered in modelling biofluids in microchannels. In particular blood separation implemented in a T-microchannel device is analysed. Microfluids behave different from the counterparts in the microscale and a different approach has been adopted here to model them, which emphasize the roles of viscous forces, high shear rate performance and particle interaction in microscope. A T-microchannel design is numerically analysed by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to investigate the effectiveness of blood separation based on the bifurcation law and other bio-physical effects. The simulation shows that the device can separate blood cells from plasma. ©2008 IEEE.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference, ESTC|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference - Greenwich, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Sep 2008 → 4 Sep 2008
|Conference||2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference|
|Period||1/09/08 → 4/09/08|