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2010

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Optimization Strategy For Resonant Mass Sensor Design In The Presence Of Squeeze Film Damping, Chengzhang Li, Michele H. Miller Dec 2010

Optimization Strategy For Resonant Mass Sensor Design In The Presence Of Squeeze Film Damping, Chengzhang Li, Michele H. Miller

Michigan Tech Publications

This paper investigates the design optimization of an electrostatically actuated microcantilever resonator that operates in air. The nonlinear effects of electrostatic actuation and air damping make the structural dynamics modeling more complex. There is a need for an efficient way to simulate the system behavior so that the design can be more readily optimized. This paper describes an efficient analytical approach for determining the optimum design for a microcantilever resonant mass sensor. One simple case is described. The sensor design is a square plate that is coated with a functional polymer and attached to the substrate with folded leg springs ...