The flow dynamic simulation and experiment of piezoelectric printhead

Wei Hsiang Lai, Yeong Jen Wu

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Abstract

This paper investigates the flow dynamic behaviors with respect to different frequency of the piezoelectric print head by using the way of simulation and experimental method. Its geometric model is divided into three zones for easy description as channel zone, nozzle zone and ejection observing zone. The length, width and orifice diameter of the micro-channel are 2,000μm, 400μm and 30μm, respectively. The moving wall is located on the top wall of the channel zone in order to obtain proper condition for single drop generation; we applied the numerical simulation by commercial CFD software CFD-ACE+ 2006. The most important purpose of this study is to find out the optimal frequency to eject droplets periodically and control the volume of droplet ejection which may provide the reference for experimental work later on. The results show that by fixing the contact angle and frequency from 2,000Hz to 20,000HZ. After simulation analyses, this paper also discuss about piezoelectric print head manufacture. Aiming piezoelectric print head do a series test, discussing about frequency effect to the print head.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems 2009, ICLASS 2009
PublisherILASS Americas/Professor Scott Samuelsen UCI Combustion Laboratory University of California Irvine, CA 92697-3550
ISBN (Electronic)9781617826535
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event11th International Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ICLASS 2009 - Vail, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 262009 Jul 30

Publication series

Name11th International Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems 2009, ICLASS 2009

Conference

Conference11th International Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ICLASS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityVail
Period09-07-2609-07-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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    Lai, W. H., & Wu, Y. J. (2009). The flow dynamic simulation and experiment of piezoelectric printhead. In 11th International Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems 2009, ICLASS 2009 (11th International Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems 2009, ICLASS 2009). ILASS Americas/Professor Scott Samuelsen UCI Combustion Laboratory University of California Irvine, CA 92697-3550.