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Microfluidics Blog Posts

Improving IFE Target Fabrication with a Droplet Microfluidics Method

September 29, 2017

A common joke is that fusion energy is 30 years away, and always will be. Researchers are using simulation to tackle the challenges involved with of inertial fusion energy target production.

Analyzing a New Droplet-Forming Fluidic Junction with Simulation

September 8, 2017

A novel oscillatory microfluidic junction design, called a “batwing”, is improving the field of droplet microfluidics by consistently producing uniform and complex double-emulsion droplets.

Simulating Cancer Cell Migration in Microgravity with COMSOL®

August 16, 2017

Researchers used multiphysics simulation to determine how microgravity effects the migration of metastatic cancer cells. Their results could have new implications for therapy and treatments.

Predict the Performance of Rotating Cone Micropumps with Simulation

March 23, 2017

Researchers from Texas A&M University used multiphysics simulation to evaluate the fluid dynamics and performance of a rotating cone micropump, a key component in many types of process equipment.

Understand Phenomena in the Viscous Catenary Problem via Simulation

March 22, 2017

The viscous catenary problem is theoretically and experimentally significant in many industries due to the complex phenomena it entails. Simulation can help us understand this problem.

Preventing Bubble Entrapment in Microfluidic Devices Using Simulation

February 6, 2017

Microfluidic devices are no match for bubbles. In fact, if bubbles become trapped in a microfluidic device, it could malfunction. Veryst Engineering created a CFD model to study this process.

Keynote Video: Solving 2 Transport Process Problems with Simulation

January 19, 2017

In a keynote presentation from the COMSOL Conference 2016 Boston, Carl Meinhart from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Numerical Design discusses simulating transport processes.

Designing Inkjet Printheads for Precise Material Deposition

January 4, 2017

The design of an inkjet printhead nozzle is important in order for the device to have precise material deposition, whether it is used in a 2D or 3D printer.