Electromechanical peristaltic pumping.
Burn, Reed Robert
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Historically, peristalsis, the rhythmic, traveling wave like pumping of bodily organs such as the ureter, has been mechanically simulated by the extended longitudinal motion of rollers squeezing fluid along a flow channel. Blood pumps are an example. The experimental work associated with this thesis has developed a peristaltic pump wherein pumping is produced by the limited transverse motion of electromechanical transducers. The transducers are arranged in a line and excitation is time phased so that their sequential transverse motions produce a traveling deflection wave along the pump flow tube.
This thesis document was issued under the authority of another institution, not NPS. At the time it was written, a copy was added to the NPS Library collection for reasons not now known. It has been included in the digital archive for its historical value to NPS. Not believed to be a CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) title.