What is the minimum current required to drive a magnet plunger in a micro pump?

In summary, the conversation discusses designing a micro pump that uses a magnet as a plunger and an electromagnet to control its movement. The flow rate of the pump is related to the volume displaced by the plunger and the number of plunges per unit time, and the current in the electromagnet must be adequate to drive the plunger. The minimum current required to drive the plunger is difficult to quantify and may depend on the dimensions of the pump and the strength of the magnet.
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I have to design a micro pump which uses a magnet as a plunger. the magnet is pushed and pulled by and electromagnet whose current can be controlled. I wanted to know that how do I relate the current in the electromagnet to the amount and flow rate of the fluid expelled by the pump.
The dimensions of the pump are all variable but should be very small (micropump). I need to basically prove that it can work mathematically but my fluid mechanics is very weak.
Please help
 
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The flow rate will be related to the volume displaced by the plunger and the number of plunges per unit time. About all you can say about the current is that it must adequate to drive the plunger.
 
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Yes. But is there a way I can quantify this minimum current required to drive the plunger>
 

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