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Measuring Microfluidic Flow Rates: Monotonicity, Convexity and Uncertainty



Paul Patrone, Qing Hai Li, Gregory A. Cooksey, Anthony J. Kearsley


A class of non-linear integro-differential equations characterizing microfluidic measurements is considered. Under reasonable conditions, these non-linear integro-differential equations admit solutions that are convex functions of an interesting flow-rate model problem parameter. A novel element of the analysis is the elevation of this parameter to an independent variable through recasting of the problem as a partial-differential equation (PDE) by employing ordinary differential equations (ODE) theory.
Applied Mathematics Letters


Monotonicity, Convexity, Uncertainty


Patrone, P. , Li, Q. , Cooksey, G. and Kearsley, A. (2020), Measuring Microfluidic Flow Rates: Monotonicity, Convexity and Uncertainty, Applied Mathematics Letters, [online],, (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created August 19, 2020, Updated October 12, 2021