Deformation Analysis of a Pneumatically-Activated Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Membrane and Potential Micro-Pump Applications

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This study presents a double-side diaphragm peristaltic pump for efficient medium transport without the unwanted backflow and the lagging effect of a diaphragm. A theoretical model was derived to predict the important parameter of the micropump, i.e., the motion of the valves at large deformations, for a variety of air pressures. Accordingly, we proposed an… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/mi6020216

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@article{Chiou2015DeformationAO, title={Deformation Analysis of a Pneumatically-Activated Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Membrane and Potential Micro-Pump Applications}, author={Chi-Han Chiou and Tai-Yen Yeh and Jr-Lung Lin}, journal={Micromachines}, year={2015}, volume={6}, pages={216-229} }