Nanotech 2008 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2008: Microsystems, Photonics, Sensors, Fluidics, Modeling, and Simulation - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems Chapter 5

Towards an efficient multidisciplinary system-level framework for designing and modeling complex engineered microsystems

Authors: J.V. Clark, Y. Zeng, P. Jha

Affilation: Purdue University, United States

Pages: 509 - 512

Keywords: MEMS, CAD/CAE, design methodology, system modeling, analysis, simulation, FEM

We present advances in designing and modeling complex microsystems at the network/system-level. For design, we develop a graphical user interface that allows users to quickly configure complex systems in 3D using a computer mouse or pen. And we couple it with a powerful Matlab-based netlist language for design flexibility. For modeling, we apply recent advances in analytical system dynamics and differential-algebraic equations into a framework that facilitates the systematic modeling of multidisciplinary systems with holonomic and nonholonomic constraints. For a test case, we efficiently simulate a microsystem comprising gears, hinges, slider, electronic components, comb drives, and electromechanical flexures. In comparison, it is difficult to model, configure, and simulate such a microsystem using conventional tools.

ISBN: 978-1-4200-8505-1
Pages: 940
Hardcopy: $159.95

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