Piezoelectric Valve

Application ID: 21061

Piezoelectric valves are frequently employed in medical and laboratory applications due to their fast response times and quiet operation. Their energy efficient operation, also dissipates little heat, which is often important for these applications.

This model shows how to model a piezoelectric valve in COMSOL. The valve is actuated by a stacked piezoelectric actuator. A hyper-elastic seal is compressed against a valve opening by the actuator and the contact is modeled.

This model requires the Nonlinear Structural Materials Module.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: