Figure 3

From: Predicting the behavior of microfluidic circuits made from discrete elements

Figure 3

(a) Generalized Fork topology where each branch resistance experiences the same pressure drop across and mixing occurs in parallel between inputs. (b) Generalized Ladder topology where mixing occurs in a serial manner, such that branch R1 mixes with branch R2, which then passes through a mixing resistance, RM, and further mixes with the next adjacent branch, until branch RN is reached.