Nanotech 2004 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2004 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

MEMS Modeling Chapter 6

Electromechanical Buckling of a Pre-Stressed Layer Bonded to an Elastic Foundation

Authors: S. Abu-Salih and D. Elata

Affilation: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Pages: 223 - 226

Keywords: buckling, electrostatic instability, electromechanical buckling

The electromechanical buckling of a pre-stressed layer bonded to an elastic foundation is analyzed. A new analytic solution of the mechanical post-buckling is presented. In addition, it is shown that electrostatic forces can precipitately instigate buckling even when the pre-stress is lower than the critical value that allows mechanical buckling.

ISBN: 0-9728422-8-4
Pages: 519
Hardcopy: $79.95

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