SimScale CAE Forum

Microfluidic mixing device


#1

Hi

I’m completely new here and I have also limited (or basically none) experience in simulation.

I have build a microfluidic mixing device and I would like to simulate the mixing in addition to the experimental characterization I have already done. The mixer is designed to mix two components by using diffusion (and chaotic flow to a certain degree), but it should flow mostly laminar.

Would it be possible to simulate the flow dynamics including diffusion in SimScale?

Greetings
Roland


#2

Hi @rwilcken,

the option of Multiphase flows is available on SimScale. Unfortunately, the current solver considers fluid to be immiscible meaning that the components don’t mix with each other.

I will add this to the list of feature requests!

Best,

Jousef


#3

Hi Jousef

That would be great. Multiphase flows including mixing should fit most microfluidic devices well enough.
Considering that comerical programs like CFD-ACE+ or Comsol do very much the same thing, but you need at least 2500 € to get started.

Greetings
Roland


#4

Just wanted to say that I’d love to do some simulations along the same lines for micro and meso fluidic devices.