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On the resonance of a pliant tube as a mechanism for valveless pumping

Hickerson, A. I. and Gharib, M. (2006) On the resonance of a pliant tube as a mechanism for valveless pumping. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 555 . pp. 141-148. ISSN 0022-1120.

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Valveless pumping can be achieved through the periodic compression of a pliant tube asymmetrically from its interfaces to different tubing or reservoirs. A mismatch of characteristic impedance between the flow channels is necessary for creating wave reflection sites. Previous experimental studies of the behaviour of such a pump were continued in order to demonstrate the wave mechanics necessary for the build-up of pressure and net flow. Specific measurements of the transient and resonant properties were used to relate the bulk responses to the pump mechanics. Ultrasound imaging through the tube wall allowed visualization of the wall motion concurrently with pressure and flow measurements. For analysis, a one-dimensional wave model was constructed which predicted many of the characteristics exhibited by the experiments.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2006 Cambridge University Press (Received 4 October 2005 and in revised form 29 January 2006). Published online 11 May 2006
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