Designing synthetic, pumping cilia that switch the flow direction in microchannels.

@article{Alexeev2008DesigningSP,
  title={Designing synthetic, pumping cilia that switch the flow direction in microchannels.},
  author={Alexander G. Alexeev and Julia M. Yeomans and Anna C Balazs},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 21},
  pages={12102-6}
}
Using computational modeling, we simulate the 3D movement of actuated cilia in a fluid-filled microchannel. The cilia are modeled as deformable, elastic filaments, and the simulations capture the complex fluid-structure interactions among these filaments, the channel walls, and the surrounding solution. The cilia are tilted with respect to the surface and… CONTINUE READING