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Fluidic gates simulated with lattice Boltzmann method under different Reynolds numbers

Tsompanas, Michail Antisthenis; Andrew, Adamatzky



© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Fluidic devices use fluid as a medium for information transfer and computation. Boolean values are represented by the presence of fluid jets in the input and output channels. Velocity of a fluid is one of the parameters determining Reynolds number of the flow. Reynolds number is a parameter that characterizes the behaviour of the flow: laminar, transient or turbulent. Using lattice Boltzmann method we study the behaviour of fluidic gates for various Reynolds numbers. On the designs of AND and OR gates we show the fluidic gates remain functional even for low Reynolds numbers, like 100. The gates designed can be cascaded into functional logical circuits.


Tsompanas, M. A., & Andrew, A. (2018). Fluidic gates simulated with lattice Boltzmann method under different Reynolds numbers. Journal of Computational Science, 28, 51-58.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 7, 2018
Online Publication Date Aug 10, 2018
Publication Date Sep 1, 2018
Journal Journal of Computational Science
Print ISSN 1877-7503
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Pages 51-58
Keywords fluidic logic gates, Reynolds number, lattice Boltzmann method, multiple-relaxation-time
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