UK Consortium on Mesoscale Engineering Sciences


WP B - Micro and Nano Fluidics

Lead: Yonghao Zhang

 Some examples of micro and nano flows are:

  1. Gas flows: We will apply high-order Lattice Boltzmann models for gas flows in micro and nano devices, aiming to establish practical design simulation tools to enable next generation technology such as design of future lithographic machines, and to improve our understanding of gas transport mechanisms through ultra-tight porous media.
  2. Microfluidic microdroplet technologies: A new design simulator will be developed for designing and optimising droplet-based microfluidic systems, in place of the currently dominant empirical approaches, leading to a technological leap in robust, highly automated and integrated droplet-based microfluidic technologies.
  3. Microdroplet collisions under various conditions: So far, the majority of the experimentally observed collision regimes have been reproduced by the Lattice Boltzmann Method. Further model development and large scale simulations will hopefully cover all regimes, with simulated physical parameters approaching those in the experiments.
  4. Multiphase flows in porous media.