The stability and non-linear vibration analysis of a circular clamped microplate under electrostatic actuation

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A study was made of the dynamic response of a circular clamped micro-plate actuated by a DC/AC voltage. The analysis considers not only the non-linear electrostatic coupling force, residual stress effect, and hydrostatic pressure acting on the upper surface, but also the squeeze-film damping effect generated by the air gap between the vibrating micro-plate and the fixed substrate. The nonlinear governing equation of motion of the circular micro-plate was solved using a hybrid numerical method comprising the differential transformation and the finite difference. It was shown that the numerical results obtained for the pure DC pull-in voltage deviate by no more than 1.6% from the results presented in the literature. The effects of the actuating voltage, hydrostatic pressure, squeezefilm damping, and residual stress on the dynamic response of the clamped circular micro-plate were systematically examined. In addition, the stability of the vibrating micro-plate was investigated examined by reference to phase portraits. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-139
Number of pages8
JournalSmart Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computational Mathematics

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