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Reduced Order Modeling of the Squeeze Film Damping in MEMS

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Aurelio Somà, Alberto Ballestra, Alessandro Pennetta

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Guido Spinola

STMicroelectronics – Italy

Paper No. ESDA2006-95645, pp. 1003-1014; 12 pages
  • ASME 8th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
  • Volume 2: Automotive Systems, Bioengineering and Biomedical Technology, Fluids Engineering, Maintenance Engineering and Non-Destructive Evaluation, and Nanotechnology
  • Torino, Italy, July 4–7, 2006
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4249-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3779-3
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


In this work the effect of the Squeeze Film Damping on MEMS structures is studied. When a device is being designed, it is very important to preview with good approximation its dynamic behavior. However, as the simulation of the micro-systems involves different physical domains, the analysis with numerical methods can turn out remarkably onerous. Moreover the Reduced Order Modeling is preferable when, due to technological reasons, the membrane is built with several holes and the geometrical FEM coupled model will be computational heavy. Therefore Reduced Order Models allow to integrate in a total mathematical model the main parameters, obtained by the numerical analysis, considering the behavior of the structure analyzed in different physical domains. In the present work the non-linear coefficients of equivalent damping and stiffness by finite element models are investigated to be exported in a reduced order model. By means of numerical finite element calculation is studied the sensitivity analysis related to design parameters such as dimension of the plate and the presence, or lack, of holes.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



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