Topology optimization of viscoelastic rectifiers

Kristian Ejlebjærg Jensen, Peter Szabo, Fridolin Okkels

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Abstract

An approach for the design of microfluidic viscoelastic rectifiers is presented based on a combination of a viscoelastic model and the method of topology optimization. This presumption free approach yields a material layout topologically different from experimentally realized rectifiers, and simulations indicate superior performance for the optimized design in the regime of moderate elasticity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number23
Pages (from-to)Paper 234102
Number of pages3
ISSN0003-6951
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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© 2012 American Institute of Physics

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