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MEMS Modulex

Electrostrictive Disc

This tutorial shows how you can use the Electromechanics interface in COMSOL's MEMS Module to model Electrostriction. Electrostrictive materials (e.g. PMN-PT) exhibit nonlinear strain as a function of electric field. This 2D axisymmetry model uses a parametric sweep of voltage to ... Read More

Gecko Foot

In nature, geckos use dry adhesion forces to climb walls. They have inspired researchers to develop synthetic gecko foot hairs to be used in, for example, robot applications. This model contains the nano/micro hierarchy of a synthetic gecko foot hair, where cantilever beams both in ... Read More

Squeeze-Film Damping of Perforated Plates

This benchmark model compares the damping coefficients of perforated plates from computation results versus experimental data. The simulation includes 18 different geometric configurations. It uses the Bao's perforation model, which is built-in in the Thin Film Flow physics interface. ... Read More

Disc Resonator Anchor Losses

This model shows how to compute the anchor loss limited quality factor of a diamond disc resonator. The resonator is anchored to the substrate by a polysilicon post and power is transmitted to the substrate through the post. A perfectly matched layer is used to represent the essentially ... Read More

Piezoelectricity in a Layered Shell

This tutorial is intended as a simple example showing how to model piezoelectric devices using the layered shell functionality. Two cases of material orientation are investigated. In the first case, the pole axis is normal to the shell surface, which results in a change in thickness of ... Read More

Thermoelectric Cooler, Lumped Thermal System

Thermoelectric coolers are widely used for electronics cooling in various application areas, ranging from consumer products to spacecraft design. The thermoelectric modules are a common application of thermoelectricity in cooling engineering. They consist of several thermoelectric legs ... Read More

Generalized Kelvin Viscoelastic Material

The behavior of viscoelastic materials can be represented by conceptual models composed of elastic and viscous elements connected in series or in parallel. The rheology of the generalized Kelvin model (also called generalized Kelvin-Voigt model) consists of an elastic spring to ... Read More

Pull-In and Pull-Out Analysis of a Biased Resonator — 2D

An electrostatically actuated MEMS resonator is simulated. The device is driven by an AC + DC bias voltage applied across a parallel plate capacitor. In this example, the pull-in and pull-out voltages of the resonator are computed. This is done via a quasi-static analysis of the ... Read More

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