Upadhyay, Avadhesh (2009) Design of a Micropump. BTech thesis.
A micropump which can be produced using conventional production techniques and materials is presented. The micropump is capable of pumping both liquid and gas and is self-priming, which means that it can start pumping gas in a dry state and automatically fills with liquid. Basically, the micropump consists of two parts, a flat valve assembly with two passive membrane valves and an actuator placed on top. Two types of actuators have been applied to drive the pump; an electromagnetic actuator consisting of a magnet placed in a coil and secondly a disk. A disadvantage of the electromagnetic actuator was the relatively large volume occupied by the coil giving the micropump final dimensions of 10×10×8 mm3. Application of the piezoelectric actuator reduced these dimensions down to 12×12×2 mm3 with comparable performance.
|Item Type:||Thesis (BTech)|
|Subjects:||Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering|
|Divisions:||Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Avadhesh Upadhyay|
|Deposited On:||13 May 2009 09:53|
|Last Modified:||13 May 2009 15:15|
|Supervisor(s):||Maity, K P|
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