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COMSOL Multiphysics® Software Simulation of a Dual-axis MEMS Accelerometer with T-Shaped Beams

C. Zheng [1], X. Xiong [1], J. Hu [2]
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA
[2] Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Introduction: Inertial navigation requires acceleration measurement along all three degree-of-freedoms. Most accelerometers are designed to measure acceleration along a single sensitive direction. For complete inertial sensing, a move effective accelerometer which can sense acceleration along multiple axes is needed. In this research, a dual-axis MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) ...

Simulations of MEMS Based Piezoresistive Accelerometer Designs in COMSOL

N. Bhalla[1], S. Li[2], and D. Chung[1]
[1]Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, (R.O.C)
[2]National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, (R.O.C)

Different configurations of MEMS based accelerometer has been made and analysed using COMSOL Multiphysics. The designs presented in this paper consist of a square shaped proof mass with flexures supporting it. Different position and varied number of supporting flexures attached to the proof mass makes each configuration distinct. The piezoresistors are placed near the proof mass and frame ends ...

MEMS Based Silicon Load Cell for Weighing Applications

D. Chauhan[1], B. D. Pant[2]
[1]Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
[2]CSIR- Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, Rajasthan, India

Load cells are force sensors, which are used in weighing equipment. The objective of this work is to develop MEMS based load cell. In this work two different load cell designs were simulated. First design is based on compressing a meander like polysilicon strain gage for the measurement of high forces up to 10kN. Second design is based on MEMS pressure sensor consisting of membrane, on which ...

Nanoscale Heat Transfer using Phonon Boltzmann Transport Equation

S. Sihn[1,2], and A.K. Roy[2]

[1]Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA
[2]University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, USA

COMSOL Multiphysics was used to solve a phonon Boltzmann transport equation (BTE) for nanoscale heat transport problems. One dimensional steady-state and transient BTE problems were successfully solved based on finite element and discrete ordinate methods for spatial and angular discretizations, respectively, by utilizing the built-in feature of the COMSOL, Coefficient Form of PDE.

Design and Simulation of High-Throughput Microfluidic Droplet Dispenser for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications - new

C. Jin[1], X. Xiong[2], P. Patra[1], R. Zhu[1], J. Hu[3]
[1]Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA
[2]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA
[3]Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Digital Microfluidic Biochip (DMFB) has been widely used in Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) for disease diagnosis and treatment applications. To quickly convert traditional analog fluidic sample into digital droplets for DMFB processing, a high-throughput microfluidic droplet dispenser device is needed. In this paper, a high-throughput analog-to-digital microdroplet dispenser for Lab-on-a-Chip application ...

Simulation of a Buckled Cantilever Plate with Thermal Bimorph Actuators

A. Arevalo [1], D. Conchouso [1], D. Castro [1], M. Diaz [2], I. G. Foulds [3],
[1] CEMSE Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[2] Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
[3] University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

INTRODUCTION: Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are fabricated with an in-plane fabrication technology. Out-of-plane structures can be designed to be assembled to provide thermal and electrical isolation from the substrate [1 -3]. These isolations can potentially improve the performance of a range of MEMS devices by decreasing any unwanted coupling effects or parasitic losses from the ...

Piezoelectric Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Device with Simulated Poling Condition

R. Xu [1], M. Guizzetti [1], K. Astafiev [1], E. Ringgaard [1], T. Zawada [1],
[1] Meggitt A/S, Kvistgaard, Denmark

FEM (Finite Element Method) modelling software such as COMSOL Multiphysics® can be a powerful tool for modelling the behavior and response of piezoelectric materials and devices [1]. Devices based on piezoelectric crystals are particularly well suited, because the polarization magnitude in crystals is predetermined and its orientation is defined by how it was cut with respect to the lattice ...

Anisotropic Damping in MEMS Oscillator

S. Silvestrini [1],
[1] Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

The analyzed MEMS oscillator is composed by a spring (beam) supported mass that needs to vibrate with a high Q-factor in the horizontal plane. Nevertheless, the transverse motion needs to be highly damped (low Q-factor). The purpose of the work was to explore different system configurations to determine the most suitable one for the scope of the device. Different parameters were varied to sweep ...

Modeling and Simulation of Dual Application Capacitive MEMS Sensor - new

A. Ravi[1], R. Krishna[1], J. Christen[1]
[1]Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

Capacitive MEMS sensors offer high spatial resolution, sensitivity and good frequency response. In this paper, we present a circular membrane capacitive MEMS device that finds use both as capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) and pressure sensor. The MEMS device is first designed and simulated to work as a CMUT operating at about 5 MHz frequency. The device can also function as a ...

Design and Finite Element Analysis of Electrothermal Compliant Microactuators

A. R. Kalaiarasi, and S. H. Thilagar
Annauniversity Chennai
TamilNadu, India

Electrothermal actuators are capable of providing larger displacements compared to electrostatic actuators. Four designs for ETC actuators with the same material properties and same dimensions are studied.