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

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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.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Nanotechnology 2008: Microsystems, Photonics, Sensors, Fluidics, Modeling, and Simulation – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 454 - 457
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8505-1