Contact

Johannes Kepler University Linz
Integrated Circuit and System Design
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Wille
Altenberger Straße 69 | SCP3 0405
4040 Linz | Austria
robert.wille@jku.at
Tel: +43 732 2468 4739

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Meander Designer

This page provides the Meander Designer: a tool allowing microfluidic designers to automatically generate meander designs for their specific needs and constraints. Therefore, the designer only has to provide respectively given/desired values such as the desired resistance, the viscosity of the used phase, the desired width/height ratio of the meander boundary, the channel width and height, etc. Furthermore, it is possible to employ an (optional) correction factor in form of a constant or first order function. Based on these inputs, the tool generates a meander design in a fully-automated fashion. The generated output includes both, the desired meander design as a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file as well as corresponding logs e.g. about the resulting channel length, channel volume, etc. which serves as a documentation of the generated meander.

Details of the approach are summarized in the paper entitled "Meander Designer: Automatically Generating Meander Channel Designs".

In case of questions/problems, please contact us through andreas.grimmer@jku.at and robert.wille@jku.at.

If you use the tool for your research, we would be thankful if you referred to it by citing the following publication:

@article{grimmer2018meander,
   title={Meander Designer: Automatically Generating Meander Channel Designs},
   author={Grimmer, Andreas and Frank, Philipp and Ebner, Philipp and Häfner, Sebastian and Richter, Andreas and Wille, Robert},
   journal={Micromachines},
   volume={9},
   number={12},
   pages={625},
   year={2018}
}

More on our work on microfluidics is summarized in this page.