Dr Rapp fully engages with the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Alongside traditional fluid/transport topics, there is a wealth of coverage of materials and manufacturing techniques, chemical modification/surface functionalization, biochemical analysis, and the biosensors involved.
As well as providing a clear and concise overview to get started into the multidisciplinary field of microfluidics and practical guidance on techniques, pitfalls and troubleshooting, this book supplies:
- A set of hands-on experiments and protocols that will help setting up lab experiments but which will also allow a quick start into practical work.
- A collection of microfluidic structures, with 3D-CAD and image data that can be used directly (files provided on a companion website).
- A practical guide to the successful design and implementation of nano- and microfluidic processes (e.g. biosensing) and equipment (e.g., biosensors, such as diabetes blood glucose sensors)- Provides techniques, experiments, and protocols ready to be put to use in the lab, in an academic, or industry setting- A collection of 3D-CAD and image files is provided on a companion website
Part II Bulk Fluid Flows 9. Fluids 10. Conservation of Mass: The Continuity Equation 11. Conservation of Momentum: The Navier-Stokes Equation 12. Conservation of Energy: The Energy Equation and the Thermodynamic Equation of State 13. Continuity and Navier-Stokes Equations in Different Coordinate Systems 14. The Circular Flow Tube 15. Analytical Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equation 16. Analytical Solutions to Poiseuille Flow Problems in Different Geometries 17. Hydraulic Resistance 18. Analytical Solutions to Transient Flow Problems 19. Taylor-Aris Dispersion
Part III Fluid Surface Effects 20. Surface Tension 21. Capillarity 22. Measuring Surface Tension and Free Surface Energy 23. Plateau-Rayleigh Instability 24. The Shape of Drops
Part IV Numerics 25. Numerical Methods for Linear Systems of Equations 26. Numerical Solutions to Nonlinear Systems: Newton's Method 27. Numerical Methods for Solving Differential Equations 28. Numerical Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equation 29. Computational Fluid Dynamics 30. Finite Difference Method 31. Finite Volume Method 32. Finite Element Method 33. Numerical Solutions to Transient Flow Problems 34. Numerical Solutions to Three-Dimensional Flow Problems