Dr. Matthew Hancock offered a webinar that was of particular interest to those looking to enhance modeling and design processes for lab-on-a-chip and organ-on-a-chip devices, or any other microfluidic systems. In this webinar titled "Modeling Microfluidic Devices with COMSOL Multiphysics," Dr. Hancock discussed methods for simulating microfluidic devices and systems in COMSOL Multiphysics to study and predict the performance and behavior of designs more accurately. He discussed how to couple multiple physical effects in a model, including chemical transport and fluid-structure interactions; how tools such as scaling arguments and analytic formulas may be used in concert with COMSOL Multiphysics simulations to develop a comprehensive system model; and how to distill simulation output to find key design parameters and obtain a high-level description of system performance and behavior.
A live demonstration showed how to set up an example model of a micropump with fully (two-way) coupled fluid-structure interaction and the event concluded with a Q&A session. The webinar took place on 24 October, 2019.