The objective of this paper is to carefully study the performances of a new piezoelectric micropump that could be used, e.g., for drug delivery or micro-cooling systems. The proposed micropump is characterized by silicon diaphragms, with a piezoelectric actuation at a 60 V input voltage, and by two passive valves for flow input and output. By means of a 3-D Finite Element (FE) model, the fluid dynamic response during different stages of the working cycle is investigated, together with the fluid-structure interaction. The maximum predicted outflow is 1.62 L, obtained at 10 Hz working frequency. The computational model enables the optimization of geometrical features, with the goal to improve the pumping efficiency: The outflow is increased until 2.5 mu L min(-1).

3-D design and simulation of a piezoelectric micropump

FARSHCHI YAZDI, SEYED AMIR FOUAD;Corigliano A.;Ardito R.
2019

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to carefully study the performances of a new piezoelectric micropump that could be used, e.g., for drug delivery or micro-cooling systems. The proposed micropump is characterized by silicon diaphragms, with a piezoelectric actuation at a 60 V input voltage, and by two passive valves for flow input and output. By means of a 3-D Finite Element (FE) model, the fluid dynamic response during different stages of the working cycle is investigated, together with the fluid-structure interaction. The maximum predicted outflow is 1.62 L, obtained at 10 Hz working frequency. The computational model enables the optimization of geometrical features, with the goal to improve the pumping efficiency: The outflow is increased until 2.5 mu L min(-1).
Finite element method (FEM); Fluid-structure interaction (FSI); Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS); Multiphysics simulation; Piezoelectric material
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