Conceptual design of a reversible micro-pump system is demonstrated by numerical simulations. Unsteady, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in a moving boundary system are solved by ΝεκΤαr, a spectral element (high-order) algorithm employing an Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) formulation on unstructured meshes. The performance of the micro-pump is evaluated as a function of the Reynolds number and the geometric parameters. The volumetric flowrate is shown to increase as a function of the Reynolds number. However, the efficiency of the micro-pump decreases with increased Reynolds number, due to the increased leakage effects.

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