The Characterisation of Differential Pressure Based Flow Sensor in a Microfluidic Environment

Sreedevi Lingadahalli Kotreshappa, Chempi Gurudas Nayak, Santhosh Krishnan Venkata

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Flows in a microfluidic environment differ in their flow parameter changes compared to macro flows and should be handled carefully. Recently microfluidic innovations have been drawn into much consideration in biomedical, chemical synthesis, and cooling industries. There exists a need for a flow rate sensor for measuring tiny fluid flows in developing microfluidic Lab-on-chip products, Organ-on-chip, and other products for biological, chemical, and other flow analysis. Working with microfluidic products mainly revolves around flow measurement. The control of these frameworks is just conceivable with sensors that estimate flow rate. In this work, we understand the dynamics of microfluidic flow and try to determine its influence on sensor behavior. The paper presents the construction of flow-sensing techniques for microflows. The design of the microchannel opted for the study is also discussed. A microfluidic flow rate sensing technique is put forward using the physical principle of fluid dynamics; based on pressure in a rectangular microchannel. For rectangular microchannel, the variation in pressure had an impact on the flow rate measurement of the microflow sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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