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Insect-Inspired Micropump: Flow in a Tube with Local Contractions
A biologically-inspired micropumping model in a three-dimensional tube subjected to localized wall constrictions is given in this article. The present study extends our previous pumping model where a 3D channel with a square cross-section is considered. The proposed pumping approach herein applies to tubular geometries and is given to mimic an insect respiration mode, where the tracheal tube rhythmic wall contractions are used/hypothesized to enhance the internal flow transport within thedoi:10.3390/mi6081143 fatcat:jwx37fpwprcithqwn7qgdl532e