A Micromachined Comb-Drive Tuning Fork Rate Gyroscope
Application ID: 88781
This tutorial example of a comb drive tuning fork gyroscope is kindly provided by Dr. James Ransley at Veryst Engineering, LLC. The model demonstrates fully parameterized geometry, extensive use of selection features, implementation of analytic formulas for the electromechanical forces and response estimation, and comparison of numerical results with analytical estimations. In particular, extrusion operators are used to compute the distances between electrodes for force calculation.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Acoustics Module, MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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