Free Surface Flow and Acousto-Elastic Interaction in Piezo Inkjet

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Modeling plays an essential role in our research on new inkjet technologies. Structural modeling with Ansys includes piezo-electricity. Acoustic modeling in Ansys and Matlab involves fluid-structure interaction. CFD modeling with Flow3D includes wall-flexibility and free surface flow with surface tension. Added to our measurements this reveals the phenomena involved in our main goal: firing droplets of ink at a very high rate with any desired shape, velocity, dimension and a reliability as high as possible.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: March 7, 2004
Pages: 215 - 218
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications
ISBN: 0-9728422-8-4