Uncertainty Analysis of Mixing Efficiency Variation in Passive Micromixers due to Geometric Tolerances

Irina Stanciu
2015 Modelling and Simulation in Engineering  
The geometric layout is the key factor for enhancing the efficiency of the fluid mixing in passive micromixers. Therefore, by adjusting the geometric design and by controlling the geometric parameters, one can enhance the mixing process. However, through any fabrication process, the geometric parameters present slight, inherent variation from the designed values than might affect the performance of the micromixer. This paper proposes a numerical study on the influence of the unavoidable
more » ... c tolerances on the mixing efficiency in passive micromixers. A probabilistic simulation model, based on the Monte Carlo method, is developed and implemented for this purpose. An uncertainty simulation model shows that significant deviations from the deterministic design can appear due to small variations in the geometric parameters values and demonstrates how a more realistic mixing performance can be estimated.
doi:10.1155/2015/343087 fatcat:cj6goac7sjhulcimjl5mth32iu