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dc.contributor.authorZografos, K-
dc.contributor.authorBarber, RW-
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, DR-
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, MSN-
dc.contributor.author4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)-
dc.identifier.citation4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabanien_US
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
dc.description.abstractMicrofluidic bifurcating networks of rectangular cross-sectional channels are designed using a novel biomimetic rule, based on Murray’s law. Murray’s principle is extended to consider the flow of power-law fluids in planar geometries (i.e. of constant depth rectangular cross-section) typical of lab-on-a-chip applications. The proposed design offers the ability to control precisely the shear-stress distributions and to predict the flow resistance along the network. We use an in-house code to perform computational fluid dynamics simulations in order to assess the extent of the validity of the proposed design for Newtonian, shear-thinning and shear-thickening fluids under different flow conditions.en_US
dc.publisherBrunel University Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesID 42-
dc.subjectNon-newtonian fluidsen_US
dc.subjectMurray’s lawen_US
dc.subjectBifurcating networksen_US
dc.titleConstant depth microfluidic networks based on a generalised Murray’s law for Newtonian and power-law fluidsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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