This chapter focuses on presenting a numerical method for two-phase ows in microscale systems using the level-set (LS) method of Osher and Sethian (1988). The interface is characterized using an LS function that is modeled as an additional scalar equation as part of the ˆnite-volume method (Patankar, 1980) used to model various transport phenomena. The main elements of the calculation procedure were presented by Yap et al. (2006). This chapter presents much of the same material in a condensed form. As a result, at times, readers are directed to the above-mentioned study for more details. Nevertheless, this chapter is more or less self-contained.
|Title of host publication||Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications|
|Editors||Sushanta K Mitra, Suman Chakraborty|
|Place of Publication||Boca Raton|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2016|
Yap, Y. F., Chai, J. C., Wong, T. N., & Nguyen, N. T. (2016). Level-set method for microscale flows. In S. K. Mitra, & S. Chakraborty (Eds.), Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications (1st ed., pp. 175-193). CRC Press.