Acoustic Microfluidic Pump

Application ID: 109571

This tutorial uses a 2D model of an acoustically driven microfluidic pump. The acoustic microfluidic pump is driven by acoustic streaming originating from sharp edges in the microfluidic channel. It drives a flow around a closed microfluidic channel loop.

The acoustic field is modeled with Pressure Acoustic, Frequency Domain and Thermoviscous Acoustics, Frequency Domain coupled by the Acoustic-Thermoviscous Acoustic Boundary multiphysics coupling. The Acoustic Streaming, Domain Coupling multiphysics feature is used to compute the forces generated by the acoustic field and apply them to the Laminar Flow interface.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: