Lattice Boltzmann simulation of 2D AC electrothermal pump

Qinlong Ren, Cho Lik Chan

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Abstract

The electrothermal flow in the microfluidics system is a fast developing technology because of the technology advancement in Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). The fluid flow is driven by the electrothermal force generated by the AC electrical field and non-uniform temperature distribution inside the system. In this paper, the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), a particle-based approach, will be used to simulate the 2D electrothermal pump. As an alternative numerical method for fluid dynamics, LBM has lots of advantages compared with traditional CFD methods especially for the computation in micro-scale with complex boundary conditions1. It will be shown that LBM is an effective approach to simulate 2D electrothermal pump.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA AVIATION 2014 -11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624102813
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventAIAA AVIATION 2014 -11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2014Jun 20 2014

Publication series

NameAIAA AVIATION 2014 -11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference

Other

OtherAIAA AVIATION 2014 -11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period6/16/146/20/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Ren, Q., & Chan, C. L. (2014). Lattice Boltzmann simulation of 2D AC electrothermal pump. In AIAA AVIATION 2014 -11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference (AIAA AVIATION 2014 -11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..