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Viscous damping of a periodic perforated MEMS microstructure when the Reynolds’ equation cannot be applied: Numerical simulations

D. Homentcovschi[1], and R.N. Miles[1]
[1]Department of Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Binghamton, NY

This paper develops a computational model for determining the total damping coefficient for a unit cell of a MEMS microscale device containing a repetitive pattern of holes. The basic cell of the microstructure is approximated by an axi-symmetric domain and the velocity and pressure fields are determined from solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations using the finite element software package ...

COMSOL Computational Fluid Dynamics for Microreactors Used in Volatile Organic Compounds Catalytic Elimination

M. Olea[1], S. Odiba[1], S. Hodgson[1], A. Adgar[1]
[1]School of Science and Engineering, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that will evaporate easily into the air at room temperature and contribute majorly to the formation of photochemical ozone. They are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids in to the atmosphere and affect indoor and outdoor air quality. They includes acetone, benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, ...

Theoretical and Experimental Validation of Micro Hot Embossing on Polymeric Substrates

F. Lai [1], N. K. Shivaprakash [1], J. Zhang [1], A. Panwar [1], J. Mead [1], C. Barry [1], Q. Truong [2],
[1] University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
[2] US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, MA, USA

Micro hot embossing on a large area polymeric substrates using roll-to-roll (R2R) mode has been considered as one of the most promising technologies that can offer continuous fabrication of large area polymeric substrates. Besides continuous operation, roll-to-roll (R2R) process offers advantages such as low forming load and higher replication accuracy. Consequently, R2R embossed polymeric ...

Investigating the Use of a Piezoelectric Actuator for the Appendages of a Microrobot

J. Clark, and J. Clark
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

We investigate the use of a piezoelectric actuator for the appendages of a microrobot. Possible uses may include micro assembly, mobile surveillance, etc. What is different about this microrobot is that it uses 2 degrees of freedom, low powered piezoelectric flexures, while attempting to mimic the maneuverability of an ant-like insect. In the paper, we use COMSOL to characterize this type of ...

Novel Sensor Technology for Point of Care Diagnostics

V. Djakov
Sensor Development Director
Microvisk Technologies Ltd
UK

Dr Vladislav Djakov is the co-founder of Microvisk Technologies Ltd and the inventor of its MEMS-based Technology. Born in Belgrade, Serbia he came to UK in 1995 to pursue M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence followed by Ph.D. in Micro-robotics. With over 14 years of extensive ‘hands-on’ expertise on a number of micro-fabrication techniques, using standard and novel materials, as well as ...

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