Micro/Bio/Nano Fluidics

Integrating mechanical, fluidic, optical, and electronic functionality in a very small package, modern microfluidic devices have important advantages over their conventional counterparts in terms of cost, scale and their ability to integrate directly into larger systems. 3D modeling and visualization are efficient tools for providing rich quantitative analyses, substantially reducing research time, design and production costs. Micro, bio and nano fluidics can be easily and accurately simulated with FLOW-3D’s free surface and multi-fluid modeling capabilities. We invite you to explore the various applications and processes that can be better understood through simulation.


In this 1-D microfluidic palette simulation using FLOW-3D, a clean decoupling of the convective cells from the main central microchannel can be seen be through the plotted streamlines. The streamlines are all restrained to the convection units only and not even a single one leaks out into the microchannel, indicating excellent decoupling of convection and diffusion. The evolution of source concentration can be seen in the plot, which becomes visibly constant by the end of the animation.

Customer Case Studies

Challenges, smaller than can be seen by the naked eye, are what our customers using FLOW-3D to model microfluidics applications face every day. FLOW-3D allows these engineers and scientists to model what they cannot replicate in the laboratory, to validate life-saving medical devices, study inkjet formation and in some cases, model the naked eye. Sometimes the smallest problems are the biggest to solve… but FLOW-3D can help.

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