Modeling and Control of Biomimetic Cilia-Based Devices for Microfluidic Applications

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Title: Modeling and Control of Biomimetic Cilia-Based Devices for Microfluidic Applications
Author: Kongthon, Jiradech
Abstract: This research investigates biomimetic cilia-based devices (cantilever-type vibrating devices) to reduce the time needed for micro-scale fluid mixing. Inspired by biological systems, the cilia-based devices (that are excited by external excitations) have been proposed for mixing and manipulating liquids in micro/nano-fluidic applications. This research develops models and control methods for such devices. Experimental mixing results, with and without cilia, are comparatively evaluated to show more than an order-of-magnitude reduction in the mixing time with the use of cilia.
Description: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/19748
Author requested restriction: No embargo

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