Int. J. Simul. Multidisci. Des. Optim.
Volume 3, Number 2, April 2009
|Page(s)||356 - 362|
|Published online||24 June 2009|
Fluid flow modelling of a micro-valve
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, Université catholique de Louvain, 2 Place du Levant, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 3 February 2009
This paper presents a fluid flow analytical model of a micro check valve based on an ortho-planar spring. The comparison with a coupled fluid-structure finite-element model shows that the analytical model gives results very close to the finite-element model (FEM). These models are then validated using flow rate measurements on valve prototypes.
Key words: micro-valve / ortho-planar spring / fluid flow model
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