A two dimensional numerical study is made on the electroosmotic flow separation and vortex formation in a symmetric wavy micro/nano channel filled with a Newtonian, incompressible electrolyte. Flow domain is modelled by two superimposed sinusoidal functions which is mapped into a simpler rectangular computational domain using a suitable coordinate transformation. The distributions of flow field and electric potential are obtained by solving a coupled set of nonlinear governing equations involving Poisson-Nernst-Planck equation and Navier-Stokes equation using finite volume method. Threshold value of the scaled wave amplitude for flow reversal is obtained for fixed Debye-Hückel parameter and solute strength where flow separation plays a vital role for micromixing which can be a major interest for many research problems of biological flows.
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Electroosmotic Flow Separation in a Corrugated Micro-Channel: A Numerical Study
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Banerjee, A, & Nayak, AK. "Electroosmotic Flow Separation in a Corrugated Micro-Channel: A Numerical Study." Proceedings of the ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 3: Fluid Machinery; Erosion, Slurry, Sedimentation; Experimental, Multiscale, and Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows; Gas-Liquid, Gas-Solid, and Liquid-Solid Flows; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Micro/Nano-Fluidics. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 15–20, 2018. V003T21A001. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2018-83026
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