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Multi-disciplinary simulation of piezoelectric driven microfluidic inkjet

Zeng, Jun; Schmidt, Charles G.; Liu, Hui; Jilani, Adel
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): Modeling, piezoelectric inkjet, multi-physics simulation, reduced-order modeling, piezo actuation, viscoacoustics. free-surface flow, frequency response

Abstract: Piezoelectric inkjet technology is critical to documentation, graphic arts and manufacturing applications. Physical modeling plays an essential role in the development of this technology. In this paper, we present a comprehensive, multi-level, inter- disciplinary simulation approach for piezoelectric inkjet design. This includes a high-fidelity, interdisciplinary detailed simulation method for architecture investigation, and a much faster reduced- order modeling approach that enables interactive design of voltage waveforms. Simulation results are compared with experimental data. The multi-level inter-disciplinary simulation methodology presented here can be applied to designing MEMS and microfluidic devices and systems [1].

4 Pages

Additional Publication Information: Published and presented at ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC), August 30 2009 San Diego California

External Posting Date: September 6, 2009 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: September 6, 2009 [Fulltext]

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