Institut für Computerphysik, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
In this tutorial I will summarize the particular advantages and some open challenges of mesoscale modeling for microfluidic applications. These applications include fundamental questions on boundary conditions, a deeper understanding of typical experiments acting on the micro- and nanoscale, and engineering like problems as for example the development of efficient micromixers. From a method point of view, topics to be covered include fluid-surface boundary conditions at low to moderate Knudsen numbers, multiphase models, and the transport of suspended particles or contaminants. While the focus is on lattice Boltzmann methods, a link towards particle based methods such as Multi Particle Collision Dynamics or Brownian Dynamics will be provided.