Fluid Mechanics

Case study

Active Mixing in a Microwell by Repetitive Pipetting
A simple way of mixing small volumes (microliters or milliliters) of reagents is by repeatedly dispensing and withdrawing solution from a microwell or tube. In this case study, we used a two-phase multiphysics simulation with coupled fluid flow and mass transfer to analyze the efficacy of this active mixing process.
Bubble Entrapment in Microchannels
Bubbles trapped in microchannels can distort the fluid flow and impact the device performance. Veryst developed a multiphase CFD model to predict the effect of geometry and surface properties on the likelihood of bubble entrapment.
CFD Modeling for a Hospital Room Ventilation System
Efficient ventilation can reduce a building’s energy consumption and minimize airborne pathogen transmission in hospital rooms.  Veryst used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate ventilation in a hospital room as well as the dispersion of particles and droplets.
Chemical Carryover in Microfluidic Devices
Removing reagents or sample from a previous processing step via a wash cycle is a common challenge in microfluidic assays used in diagnostic, genomic, biomedical, pharmaceutical and other applications. This case study shows how finite element simulations may be used to predict and optimize wash cycle performance.
Concentration Gradients in Microfluidic Devices
Controlling spatial variations in chemical concentration is important for designing and operating many microfluidic devices across a wide range of industries and applications including diagnostics, genomics, and pharmaceutics. In this case study, we show how simulations may be used to quantify and control concentration gradients in microfluidic devices.
Immersed Beam Vibration
When a thin structure is immersed in a fluid, its natural frequencies, mode shapes, and damping characteristics may be significantly affected by the fluid. Predicting the dynamic behavior in this case requires a structural-acoustic analysis.
Multiphysics Analysis of a MEMS Switch
The responses of a MEMS switch immersed in fluids differs from that in a vacuum. Veryst Engineering developed a coupled electrostatic-fluid-structure interaction model to investigate the switch response time, deformation, and energy dissipation.
Oxygen Transport and Cellular Uptake in a Microchannel
Oxygen transport is a key factor in the design of cell culture systems such as organs-on-a-chip, multiphysiological systems, and bioreactors. In this case study, we use multiphysics simulation to analyze oxygen transport and cellular uptake in a model microchannel bioreactor.
Peristaltic Pump Fluid - Structure Interaction
The performance of peristaltic pumps is influenced by tube dimensions, tube material, rotary mechanism, and fluid properties. Veryst Engineering developed a strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction model that captures the deformation of the tube, rollers, and fluid, including contact.
Safe Distance? A Simulation of the Trajectory of Exhaled Droplets
Understanding the movement and behavior of droplets a person emits by breathing is essential for infectious disease control. Veryst modeled the trajectory of particles from an individual running at a moderate pace with another runner in their slipstream, while both are exhaling without wearing a mask.
Scaling Yield and Mixing in Chemical Reactors
Scaling chemical reactions from the lab to pilot or production requires a detailed understanding of the physical system, which frequently involves heat transfer, mass transfer, reaction kinetics, and fluid flow. This case study illustrates how multiphysics simulations can support design decisions involved in scaling up chemical reactors.
Underfill Adhesive Flow and Cure
The microelectronics packaging industry relies heavily on adhesive bonding to assemble electronic components. Veryst built a COMSOL Multiphysics model of a thermocompression bonding process to help reduce bonding cycle time by simultaneously optimizing material and process variables.

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Acoustics
Veryst has strong acoustic simulation expertise in a wide variety of applications, including medical devices and wearable technology. In many cases, acoustic problems cannot be solved adequately using a single-physics approach, and Veryst has extensive experience in solving multiphysics problems involving acoustics.
Adhesive Joints & Interfaces
Veryst assists clients with the selection of adhesive materials, development of bonding processes, and mechanical analysis of interfaces. We employ chemical characterization, mechanical testing, and advanced computational methods to design robust adhesively bonded structures and to understand delamination failures.
Chemical Reactors & Bioreactors
Chemical reactors and bioreactors involve many layers of physics, including fluid flow, heat transfer, chemical reactions, and porous media. A deep knowledge of the underlying physical phenomena is essential when scaling up reactors.

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