Since the beginning of 2020, the entire world has been affected by Covid-19, which has caused millions of infections and deaths, with older adults being the most affected population. Like many other countries in the world, Ecuador has shown a deficit of supplies to face this threat. Within this context, this article shows a pressure-cycled artificial ventilator alternative constructed with 3D printing material. The procedure includes a structural analysis simulation, the topology optimization of the mechanical structure and the implementation of air pressure control in the artificial lung bag. The results of this research shows that the proposed structural design for the artificial ventilator allows reducing the amount of construction material and therefore the manufacturing time, without affecting the effectiveness of its performance. In addition, analysis of the control system responses evidences that a classical PID controller allows the correct performance of the ventilator pressure control.
|Title of host publication||ETCM 2021 - 5th Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting|
|Editors||Monica Karel Huerta, Sebastian Quevedo, Carlos Monsalve|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - 12 Oct 2021|
|Event||5th IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2021 - Cuenca, Ecuador|
Duration: 12 Oct 2021 → 15 Oct 2021
|Name||ETCM 2021 - 5th Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting|
|Conference||5th IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2021|
|Period||12/10/21 → 15/10/21|
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