WIT Press


Simulation And Design Optimization Of A Micropump

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIC970131

Volume

34

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

1,044 kb

Author(s)

W. Siip, S. Meinzer, A. Quinte, W. Jakob, H. Eggert, M. Gorges-Schleuter

Abstract

The concept of a partial automated design optimization and its first application on the improvement of a micropump is described. Starting with an analog simulation model, parameters of this model are modified using evolutionary algorithms until an improved behaviour of the system is reached. As the quality of the optimization depends highly on the quality of the simulation model, we describe a concept for improving the analog simulation model by using FEM-simulation results and evolutionary algorithms. 1 Introduction One property of an intelligent microsystem is the existence of various physical domains such as microelectronics, micromechanics, microfluidics, microcalorics and microoptics. Several simulators exist to investigate the behaviour of t

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