11 April 2007 Electro-fluid-structural interaction simulation of a valveless micropump
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
In this paper, the pumping performance of a piezoelectric micropump is simulated with the commercial finite element analysis software COMSOL Multiphysics 3.2a. The micropump, which was developed in our previous work, is composed of a four-layer lightweight piezocomposite actuator, a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) pump chamber, and two diffusers. The piezoelectric domain, the structural domain and the fluid domain are coupled in the simulation. The water flow rates are numerically predicted for geometric parameters of the micropump. This study confirms that the micropump is optimally designed to obtain its maximum pumping performance.
© (2007) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Guangzhe Li, Nam Seo Goo, Doyoung Byun, "Electro-fluid-structural interaction simulation of a valveless micropump", Proc. SPIE 6528, Nanosensors, Microsensors, and Biosensors and Systems 2007, 65280S (11 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715876; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.715876
PROCEEDINGS
8 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

A novel lightweight piezo-composite actuator micropump
Proceedings of SPIE (March 31 2006)
A novel valveless micropump
Proceedings of SPIE (October 20 2009)
A valveless micropump driven by differential SMA actuator
Proceedings of SPIE (November 01 2007)
Simulations of a microvalve and a micropump
Proceedings of SPIE (September 28 2001)

Back to Top