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actuate

[′ak·chə·wāt]
(mechanical engineering)
To put into motion or mechanical action, as by an actuator.
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Numerical simulation of droplet transport in microchannels under electrostatic actuation is investigated.
On etudie la simulation numerique du transport de gouttelettes dans des microcanaux lors d'une actuation electrostatique.
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