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In October 2016, Dr. Ghoneim as well as RIT student, Zhen Yin developed and completed preliminary testing of a compliant/flexible body pump. Through applications of finite element analysis as well as taking advantage of composite material properties, it was demonstrated that a compliant body pump is able to have a high volumetric efficiency when compared to typical rigid pumps. Pumping potential, or the relative change in volume to change in length of a compliant body pump, was introduced by Ghoneim as a performance metric for understanding the volumetric efficiency of flexible body pumps.
High volumetrically efficient pumps are useful in a variety of scenarios: whether a pump is required to move large volumes of fluid, or certain scenarios constrain spatial limits, compliant body pumps are able to perform tasks with a high pumping potential. The goals of this project are to design, manufacture, and test a compliant body pump constructed of a flexible matrix composite. The design must have a pumping potential of that equal to or greater than 4, or equivalent to the heart. Furthermore, pump power efficiency should be minimized such that a balance is found between volumetric efficiency and power consumption efficiency.
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