(349b) Hydrodynamic Interactions of Elastic Capsules in a Square Microfluidic Channel
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:15pm
During the last years, these applications have motivated the investigation of the dynamics of a single elastic capsule in a variety of microfluidic channels, including cylindrical, square and rectangular channels, constrictions and expansions. In the present talk, our interest is concentrated on the hydrodynamic interactions between elastic capsules in a square microfluidic channel. In our computation investigation, we study a wide range of capsule sizes and flow rates. The conditions for capsules separation and the effects of lubrication physics will also be presented.