Publisher : The Korean Hydrogen and New Energy Society
DOI : 10.7316/KHNES.2015.26.6.652
Title & Authors
The Study About Deformation of a Peristaltic Pump using Numerical Simulation HUNG, NGUYEN BA; LIM, OCKTAECK;
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of changing dimension of a soft tube in a peristaltic pump on deformation, stress and fluid flow rate of the peristaltic pump. Geometries of the peristaltic pump is created in a Catia drawing software based on specifications of a real peristaltic pump. Afterwards, the geometries of this pump is imported into a commercial Ansys software to calculate deformation, stress, and fluid flow rate of this pump. The simulation results showed that the deformation and stress of the soft tube is increased by increasing soft tube diameter from 2 mm to 4 mm. When the tube diameter is increased to 5 mm and tube thickness is reduced to 0.5 mm, the soft tube is damaged. The highest fluid flow rate could be found at the tube thickness and diameter of 1 mm and 4 mm, respectively.
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