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Design and Characterization of a Biomimetic Piezoelectric Pump Inspired on Group Fish Swimming Effect

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Vatanabe, Sandro L. [1] ; Choi, Andres [1] ; de Lima, Cicero R. [2] ; Nelli Silva, Emilio Carlos [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Mechatron & Mech Syst Engn, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ ABC, Sch Engn Modeling & Appl Sci, Santo Andre - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures; v. 21, n. 2, p. 133-147, JAN 2010.
Citações Web of Science: 6

Flow pumps are important tools in several engineering areas, such as in the fields of bioengineering and thermal management solutions for electronic devices. Nowadays, many of the new flow pump principles are based on the use of piezoelectric actuators, which present some advantages such as miniaturization potential and lower noise generation. In previous work, authors presented a study of a novel pump configuration based on placing an oscillating bimorph piezoelectric actuator in water to generate flow. It was concluded that this oscillatory behavior (such as fish swimming) yields vortex interaction, generating flow rate due to the action and reaction principle. Thus, following this idea the objective of this work is to explore this oscillatory principle by studying the interaction among generated vortex from two bimorph piezoelectric actuators oscillating inside the same pump channel, which is similar to the interaction of vortex generated by frontal fish and posterior ones when they swim together in a group formation. It is shown that parallel-series configurations of bimorph piezoelectric actuators inside the same pump channel provide higher flow rates and pressure for liquid pumping than simple parallel-series arrangements of corresponding single piezoelectric pumps, respectively. The scope of this work includes structural simulations of bimorph piezoelectric actuators, fluid flow simulations, and prototype construction for result validation. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 06/57805-7 - Desenvolvimento de nanoposicionadores e micromanipuladores piezelétricos
Beneficiário:Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 06/58281-1 - Estudo de viabilidade de atuadores piezelétricos bilaminares para bombeamento de líquidos
Beneficiário:Sandro Luis Vatanabe
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 04/14675-0 - Estudo de viabilidade técnica de uma bomba de fluxo piezelétrica
Beneficiário:Rogério Felipe Pires
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Pesquisa Inovativa em Pequenas Empresas - PIPE