A Numerical Study on the Flow Characteristics of a Peristaltic Micropump

연동형 마이크로펌프의 유동에 대한 수치해석 연구

  • Published : 2009.08.01


In the present study, the flow characteristics of a peristaltic micropump were numerically analyzed. A channel wall motion of the micropump was simulated using a moving mesh technique. A sine wave pattern was assumed to simulate the peristaltic motion of wall. The present numerical method was verified by comparing the result with the available numerical data. The effects of the operating conditions which include the maximum displacement and frequency of the channel wall and the phase difference between top and bottom walls on the flow characteristics were investigated. From these numerical results, the pressure-flowrate characteristic curve was obtained for various maximum displacement and frequencies.


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