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Nanotech 2004 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2004 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
 
Chapter 11: Commercial Tools, Processes and Materials
 

Leveraging Mainstream Design and Analysis Tools for MEMS

Authors:I. Mirman and D.C. Flanders
Affilation:SolidWorks Corporation, US
Pages:514 - 517
Keywords:MEMS-based products, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), finite element analysis (FEA), rapid prototyping
Abstract:After several decades spent largely in the research domain, MEMS-based products are finally being commercialized at a furious pace. These products can require extensive mechanical design and analysis capabilities, including: -3D construction and visualization; -material properties databases; -simulation tools for (potentially coupled) thermal, mechanical, electro-magnetic and fluid analyses; -manufacturing process simulation, including lithographic and etch processes, process tolerances; -mask layout; and -design verification. This technical paper will identify some of the considerations in choosing a MEMS CAD/CAE tool. It will also demonstrate to MEMS product designers how to: -design, create, and control sub-micron-size features; -generate associative semiconductor photomasks; -handle assemblies with thousands of parts; and -perform “what-if” thermo-mechanical, electrostatic and fluid flow behavior analysis to shorten design cycles.
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ISBN:0-9728422-9-2
Pages:561
Hardcopy:$79.95
 
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