Systematic Design and Optimization of Multi-Material, Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Micro Actuators


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The paper reports an automated method for the synthesis of multi-material, multi-degree-of-freedom micro actuators. The method is based on topology optimization, an iterative computational scheme consisting of alternating finite element analyses, sensitivity analyses and optimal material redistributions.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: March 27, 2000
Pages: 36 - 39
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems
ISBN: 0-9666135-7-0