Nanotech 2008 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2008: Microsystems, Photonics, Sensors, Fluidics, Modeling, and Simulation - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

MEMS & NEMS Chapter 4

A novel high-sensitivity resonant viscometer realised through the exploitation of nonlinear dynamic behaviour

Authors: W.H. Waugh, B.J. Gallacher, J.S. Burdess

Affilation: Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Pages: 454 - 457

Keywords: MEMS, nonlinear, Duffing, viscometer

By suitably harmonically oscillating a clamped-clamped beam immersed in fluid, it is possible to induce nonlinear dynamic behaviour. Singular jump points occur in the frequency response function, the separation of which is dependent on the fluid dynamic viscosity.

ISBN: 978-1-4200-8505-1
Pages: 940
Hardcopy: $159.95