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Static Pull-In Analysis of a Carbon Nano Tube (CNT)-Reinforced Microplate Under Electrostatic Actuation

[+] Author Affiliations
Amir Jalali, Siamak E. Khadem

Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Paper No. ESDA2010-25395, pp. 491-498; 8 pages
  • ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
  • ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, Volume 5
  • Istanbul, Turkey, July 12–14, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: International
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4919-4 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3877-8
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


In this paper, nonlinear vibration characteristics of a viscoelastic microplate under electrostatic actuation have been obtained. The microplate has been assumed as a CNT-reinforced simply supported square plate and an electrostatic actuation applied on it. The nonlinear equations of motion have been derived and solved, by using combined Galerkin method and indeterminate coefficient procedure. Static pull-in instability of the microplate has been also derived. It has been shown that the pull-in voltage, natural frequency and deflection of the system depend on the value of electrostatic actuation and viscoelastic characteristics of the microplate and differ from those obtained in elastic one. So, good selection of composite components (nanotube, base matrix) can result in better controlling of the microplate due to increasing/decreasing of the pull-in voltage.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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