Design of Valve Less Micropump Using Preliminary Characteristics from Fluid Flow

Devarajan, R. and Mahendran, S. and Abdul Karim, Z. A. and Nagarajan, T. (2011) Design of Valve Less Micropump Using Preliminary Characteristics from Fluid Flow. [Citation Index Journal]

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The need for cooling in advance thermal systems is ever in demand. The administration of such cooling will need miniaturization of the current pumping system for small scale use. A valve less pump is one of the methods to create a small microscale flowrate pump. It has intake and outlet on the same side. Advances in fluid mechanics are able to capture the working principles of such pumps and give a close approximation of the pump characteristics. The fundamental aspect that a micropump will endure is analysed from fluid mechanics analysis, is a key in the development of the model. The sizing and criteria of the pump is set based on fluid equations of mass, momentum and energy. A design is laid out by using computer aided design (CAD) based on the voltage frequency that will be applied to the piezomaterial. The movement of the material due to current will cause the fluid to move as the material will act as a diaphragm. The design is then analysed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) from the frequency inputs and a steady flow design is simulated. The reading of the small flowrate is analysed and a proper method of designing the valve less pump is gathered.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Energy
Depositing User: AP Dr Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 09:10
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:23

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