Micropump Mechanism

Application ID: 21171

Micropumps are key components of microfluidic systems with applications ranging from biological fluid handling to microelectronic cooling.

This model simulates the mechanism of a valveless micropump, that is designed to be effective at low Reynolds numbers, overcoming hydrodynamic reversibility. Valveless pumps are often preferred in microfludic systems because they minimize the risk of clogging and are gentle on biological material.

The Fluid-Structure Interaction interface is used to solve for the flow of the fluid and the associated deformation of the structure. In addition, the Global ODEs and DAEs interface is used to demonstrate how to perform a time resolved integration of the total flow throughout the pumping cycle.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: