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Multiphysics equivalent circuit of a thermally controlled hydrogel microvalve

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Andreas Voigt, Uwe Marschner, Andreas Richter, "Multiphysics equivalent circuit of a thermally controlled hydrogel microvalve" , In Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, pp. 1045389X16685445. [doi]

Abstract

Temperature-responsive hydrogels are polymer particles whose equilibrium size depends on the temperature of the water they are immersed in. Here we present an equivalent circuit model of a temperature-controlled microvalve based on hydrogel particles. The resulting network model consists of three physical subsystems. The thermal subsystem considers the heat capacities and thermal resistances of the layers of the valve and the coupling to the ambient environment. The polymeric subsystem describes the relaxation of the hydrogel particles to the temperature-dependent equilibrium size. The fluidic subsystem consists of the supply channel and a chamber whose cross section varies according to the size of the hydrogel particles. All subsystems are described and coupled within one single circuit. Thus the transient behavior of the valve can be calculated using a circuit simulator. Simulation results for a setup are presented and compared with experiments.

Bibtex

@article{doi:10.1177/1045389X16685445,
author = {Andreas Voigt and Uwe Marschner and Andreas Richter},
title = {Multiphysics equivalent circuit of a thermally controlled hydrogel microvalve},
journal = {Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures},
volume = {0},
number = {0},
pages = {1045389X16685445},
year = {0},
doi = {10.1177/1045389X16685445},
URL = {
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X16685445
},
eprint = {
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X16685445
}
,
abstract = { Temperature-responsive hydrogels are polymer particles whose equilibrium size depends on the temperature of the water they are immersed in. Here we present an equivalent circuit model of a temperature-controlled microvalve based on hydrogel particles. The resulting network model consists of three physical subsystems. The thermal subsystem considers the heat capacities and thermal resistances of the layers of the valve and the coupling to the ambient environment. The polymeric subsystem describes the relaxation of the hydrogel particles to the temperature-dependent equilibrium size. The fluidic subsystem consists of the supply channel and a chamber whose cross section varies according to the size of the hydrogel particles. All subsystems are described and coupled within one single circuit. Thus the transient behavior of the valve can be calculated using a circuit simulator. Simulation results for a setup are presented and compared with experiments. }
}

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