Application of hybrid differential transformation/finite difference method to nonlinear analysis of micro fixed-fixed beam

Cha'O Kuang Chen, H. Y. Lai, Chin Chia Liu

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Abstract

Analyzing the dynamic response of electrostatic devices is problematic due to the complexity of the interactions between the electrostatic coupling effect, the fringing field effect and the nonlinear electrostatic force. To resolve this problem, this study presents an efficient computational scheme in which the nonlinear governing equation of the electrostatic device is obtained in accordance with Hamilton's principle and is then solved using a hybrid differential transformation/finite difference method. The feasibility of the proposed approach is demonstrated by modeling the dynamic responses of two micro fixed-fixed beams with lengths of 250 and 350 μm, respectively. The numerical results show that the pull-in voltage reduces as the beam length increases due to a loss in the structural rigidity. Furthermore, it is shown that the present results for the pull-in voltage deviate by no more than 0.75% from those derived in the literature using a variety of different schemes. Overall, the results presented in this study demonstrate that the proposed hybrid method represents a computationally efficient and precise means of obtaining detailed insights into the nonlinear dynamic behavior of micro fixed-fixed beams and similar micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-820
Number of pages8
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1

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Electrostatic devices
Nonlinear analysis
Finite difference method
Dynamic response
electrostatics
Electrostatic force
Electric potential
dynamic response
Nonlinear equations
Rigidity
Electrostatics
structural stability
electric potential
nonlinear equations
interactions

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 15, No. 6, 01.06.2009, p. 813-820.

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