Technical University of Munich
School of Computation, Information and Technology
Chair for Design Automation
Prof. Dr. Robert Wille
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Munich | Germany
Tel: +49 89 289 23551

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The Chair for Design Automation is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Arts through the Distinguished Professorship Program.

Der Lehrstuhl für Design Automation wird durch das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst im Rahmen des Spitzenprofessurenprogramms gefördert.

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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

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

   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},

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