I am in the process of manufacturing a microfluidic device for use in research, and would like to do a CFD simulation of the interior of the device to see if an oxygen gradient is formed.
The idea is to run a CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation of gas mixtures in a small space (33mm x 15mm x 0.1mm) to see if there is an oxygen gradient formed prior to manufacturing the device.
The simulation space would have two inputs and two outputs, all are 1mm. There is also a repeating square structure in the simulation space [interior of the microfluidics device], although it is not totally necessary it would be a plus to have it in the simulation.
1 atm air and 1 atm of a pre-mixed oxygen/air mixture would be supplied into the device at a rate of 1ml/min.
- What would be some CFD simulation software to use to accomplish this? I am proficient with Linux command line and basic scripting but also have access to a windows system.
- Would the software be able to take into account different gasses e.g. if it was an air to nitrogen gradient that was to be formed?
- Would it be able to simulate the interior of the device with the square structure?
- Would increasing the height of the device modify the gradient if it is formed?