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Title: A UML-based object-oriented approach for design and simulation of a drug delivery system
Authors: Cui, Q.
Zha, X.F.
Liu, C.
Lu, W.F. 
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Source: Cui, Q., Zha, X.F., Liu, C., Lu, W.F. (2008-06). A UML-based object-oriented approach for design and simulation of a drug delivery system. Microsystem Technologies 14 (6) : 855-869. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Given complexity of the design and manufacturing processes of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) products, we present a unified modeling language (UML) based design approach for multi-domain products or systems like MEMS to designing and evaluating possible solutions at the early design stage to shorten their development time. Specifically, the proposed approach is used to model and analyze a novel drug delivery system combining MEMS devices and integrated circuit (IC) units. This drug delivery system aims to be used for safer and more effective therapy of the diabetics. Two design models about the whole drug delivery system and its micropump subsystem are established using UML diagrams; in particular a composition diagram with components and ports describes the topology of the system. Through design and simulation on the micropump subsystem, it is found that the variations of geometrical dimension and excitation voltage affect the characterization of the micropump. The simulation results demonstrate and validate the proposed approach, and can be used as a significant reference for the designer to design the optimal micropump. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.
Source Title: Microsystem Technologies
ISSN: 09467076
DOI: 10.1007/s00542-008-0616-1
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