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Modelling fluid flow plus membrane deflection
Posted Jul 11, 2019, 2:42 PM EDT MEMS & Nanotechnology, Mechanical, Microfluidics Version 5.4 4 Replies
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I am new to comsol community and I am facing a simulation of a membrane/wall deflection over a microfluidic channel. At this moment, I have a microfluidic channel which is formed by a domain filled with fluid (no wall thickness, just the path the fluid follows). At some point of the channel (rectangular cross section), I have a 200 micron layer which I would like to deflect upon mechanical load.
I have always simulated microfluidic chips being the chip as the domain where the fluid flows, not considering any wall thickness. It is now, that I want to simulate mechanical actuation over a 200micron thickness wall that I wonder how I should set the walls (thickness yes or no?). In addition to this, is it possible to do it with the basic functionalities of COMSOL multiphysics 5.4? Or should I get the specific structural mechanics or MEMS module?
Thanks in advance, Pablo