Flow of cells in microchannels

Y. F. Yap, D. Li, J. C. Chai

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This article investigates the motion of a cell in a carrier fluid flowing along a twodimensional channel. The cell, assumed elliptical, is modeled as a highly viscous fluid with rigid body motion. A fixed grid approach is used. A combined formulation with one set of governing equations to treat both phases is employed. The cell-fluid interface is tracked by a distance function. The finite volume method is employed to solve the governing equations. For demonstration purpose, the result for the flow of a single elliptical cell in an obstructed channel is presented.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)448-453
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2006


  • Cell motion


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