SIMULATION OF MICRODIODES
A brief presentation is given on the field of application of microfluidic devices, and their main properties are mentioned in the introduction. This paper deals with the numerical investigations of the viscous incompressible flow in micro devices using finite element modelling. After a validation of the numerical model for micro scale, the rectifying ability of different diffuser/nozzle elements is discussed. The variation of the diodes´ performances at different applied pressures and different diffuser angles is outlined.