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Special Issue "Optimization of Microfluidic Devices"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2019).
Performance of most microfluidic devices depends strongly on the geometric shape of flow channels. Thus, shape optimization of microchannels is required to improve the performance of microfluidic devices. Recently, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been widely used in the analyses of fluid flow, mixing, and chemical reactions in microfluidic devices. In addition, design optimization using 3D CFD and optimization techniques has become an efficient tool for the design of microfluidic devices, owing to the development of computers. Most microfluidic problems involve multiple conflicting design objectives. For example, the degree of mixing and pressure drop can be two objectives of a micromixer design. A popular approach to multi-objective optimization is optimization using multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs), where multiple trade-off solutions for the objectives are determined. The latest MOEAs include Pareto evolutionary algorithms, Pareto archived evolutionary strategies, and an elitist non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm. Multi-objective problems yield many solutions, which are known as Pareto-optimal solutions. These Pareto optimal solutions can be used to analyze trade-offs among designs. The current Special Issue covers applications of design optimization to various microfluidic devices.
Prof. Kwang-Yong Kim
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- Microfluidic device
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Multi-objective optimization