Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

MEMS Applications and Characterization Chapter 5

A Study of the Behaviour of Magnetic Microactuators

Authors: M. Flynn and J.P. Gleeson

Affilation: University College Cork, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Pages: 322 - 325

Keywords: magnetic microactuator, modeling, bifurcations

The behavior of an idealized magnetic microactuator is modeled and analyzed. A two parameter mass-spring model is shown to exhibit a bifurcation from one to three steady states as the geometry of the device is altered. In addition we obtain solutions of the differential equation governing the motion of a forced elastic membrane and find similar phenomena. Stability analysis determines that in the case of three steady states that two are stable and one is unstable.

ISBN: 0-9708275-7-1
Pages: 764