Finite element analysis using a hierarchal decomposition for the interaction of structure, fluid and electrostatic field in mems
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In this study, a hierarchal decomposition for the interaction of the structure, fluid and electrostatic field or the structure-fluid-electrostatic interaction, which is one of typical phenomena in micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS), is proposed in order to solve it efficiently. The proposed decomposition partitions the structure-fluid-electrostatic interaction into the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) and the electrostatic field, and, moreover, splits the FSI into the velocity and fluid pressure fields. In this way, the whole interaction system is decomposed into the three fields in a hierarchal way. The proposed decomposition is implemented using a finite element method and is applied to a micro cantilever beam actuated by the electrostatic force in air. It follows from the comparison among the results for the structure-fluid-electrostatic interaction, the FSI and the experiment that the proposed method taking into account the full-interaction can predict the vibration characteristic of the MEMS accurately.
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