2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Towards an efficient multidisciplinary system-level framework for designing and modeling complex engineered microsystems

J.V. Clark, Y. Zeng, P. Jha
Purdue University, US

Keywords:
MEMS, CAD/CAE, design methodology, system modeling, analysis, simulation, FEM

Abstract:
We present advances in designing and modeling complex microsystems at the network/system-level. For design, we develop a graphical user interface that allows users to quickly configure complex systems in 3D using a computer mouse or pen. And we couple it with a powerful Matlab-based netlist language for design flexibility. For modeling, we apply recent advances in analytical system dynamics and differential-algebraic equations into a framework that facilitates the systematic modeling of multidisciplinary systems with holonomic and nonholonomic constraints. For a test case, we efficiently simulate a microsystem comprising gears, hinges, slider, electronic components, comb drives, and electromechanical flexures. In comparison, it is difficult to model, configure, and simulate such a microsystem using conventional tools.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract