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Characterization of valveless micropump for drug delivery by using piezoelectric effect
Atul S.T,
Published in IEEE
Pages: 2138 - 2144
This paper deals with design of nozzle/diffuser and the use of piezoelectric effect for the actuation of diaphragm of valve-less micro pump which has application in medical field for drug delivery. A three dimensional FE model of nozzle/diffuser and actuator is used for numerical simulation. Fluid flow analysis of nozzle/diffuser is performed to calculate their efficiency and frequency. The simulation is performed for variable converging and diverging angle by varying their length and width to calculate steady flow rate. Analysis of actuator unit is also carried out by using the COMSOL multi-physic software. The simulation of actuator unit depends on mechanical properties of material such as Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio. The numerical result used to predict the actual behavior of actuator unit for higher frequency range which helps in proper selection of material. The comparison between analytical and numerical results is done which helps in predicting the flow rate and actual working of micro pump. © 2016 IEEE.
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