3d modeling of on-chip acoustophoretic particle manipulation in a polymer microfluidic device

Çaǧatay E., ÖZER M. B. , Çetin B.

20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016, Dublin, Ireland, 9 - 13 October 2016, pp.1549-1550 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Dublin
  • Country: Ireland
  • Page Numbers: pp.1549-1550


This study focuses on understanding of the sensitivities of the acoustophoretic process on uncertainties/errors in the geometric properties of the chip material and the piezoelectric actuators. The sensitivity of the acoustophoretic process is investigated both numerically and experimentally. For the numerical simulations a three dimensional finite element model is used. In the experimental analysis, a microfluidic chip with two stations is used. The first station has the accurate geometric values of the design and the second station has the introduced error in a geometric parameter so that the effect of this error can be demonstrated on the same chip and the channel.