An alternative reduced order model for electrically actuated micro-beams under mechanical shock

Amir R. Askari, Masoud Tahani

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This study focuses on the effect of mechanical shock on dynamic pull-in instability of eclectically actuated micro-beams through an alternative reduced order model (ROM). The model's predictions for dynamic pull-in voltages are compared with available finite element (FE) results and six modes Galerkin approximations in the literature. It is shown that present results for high shock accelerations agree with FE predictions better than those obtained using six modes approximations. Furthermore, the present model can remove the limitation of previous methods in capturing dynamic pull-in instability for cases under enormous shock accelerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Early online date15 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

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