I am interested in understanding whether or not SolidWorks Flow Simulation package can capture the effects of capillary action in microfluidic flow channels.
"Unfortunately capillary action is due to the spontaneous movement of a liquid into thin tubes which are determined by adhesive forces, cohesive forces, and/or surface tension. Flow Simulation does not have this capability."
Thank you for your prompt response.
Let's say I was trying to inject a liquid into a microfluidic geometry, but before I did, I wanted to understand the back pressure associated with the flow cell. If the flow cell is initially open to atmosphere, or has specified boundary conditions with associated pressure drops, can Solidworks flow simulation determine the required pressure to pump fluid into the microfluidic device? I understand that surface effects would not be captured, but from a flow restriction point of view, can the package handle this analysis?
because Flow Simulation doesn't do moving mesh or mixed phase (water/air) it won't do what you need.
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