Motion of an elastic capsule in a square microfluidic channel.

  title={Motion of an elastic capsule in a square microfluidic channel.},
  author={Smita Kuriakose and Panagiotis Dimitrakopoulos},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 1 Pt 1},
In the present study we investigate computationally the steady-state motion of an elastic capsule along the centerline of a square microfluidic channel and compare it with that in a cylindrical tube. In particular, we consider a slightly over-inflated elastic capsule made of a strain-hardening membrane with comparable shearing and area-dilatation resistance. Under the conditions studied in this paper (i.e., small, moderate, and large capsules at low and moderate flow rates), the capsule motion… CONTINUE READING