Achieving wideband micromechanical system using coupled non-uniform beams array

Akarapu, Ashok and P, Manoj Kumar and Singh, Sajal Sagar and P, Raju and Pal, Prem and Pandey, Ashok Kumar (2018) Achieving wideband micromechanical system using coupled non-uniform beams array. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 273. pp. 12-18. ISSN 0924-4247

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Uniform cantilever microbeam has been at the helm of affair since the advent of micromechanical system (MEMS) technology to develop sensitive MEMS based sensors and actuators. Since then, several improved designs were incorporated to improve their sensitivity and bandwidth. In the work described in this paper, we focus on improving the frequency bandwidth by utilizing unique characteristics of non-uniform beams. To do the study, we first fabricated single non-uniform diverging and converging beams and characterize them to find their resonance frequency variation with respect to uniform beams under ambient and vacuum conditions. Subsequently, we took two mechanically coupled beams with different combinations of uniform and non-uniform beams. We measured their first in-phase and out-of-phase modes. We found that a combination of diverging and converging beam can tune the difference between these frequencies from 278 Hz to 8.8 kHz with respect to the frequency difference of 316 Hz for a combination of two uniform beams. A frequency tuning of about 2685% signifies the importance of non-uniform beams. After showing the coupling effect of arrays of mechanically coupled three, four and five uniform beams, we numerically demonstrated the tuning for a specific combination of uniform beam, diverging beam and converging beam in five beams array. The obtained results can be applied to increase the frequency band of various MEMS resonators based on the combinations of uniform and non-uniform coupled beams

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Pandey, Ashok KumarUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-uniform beams, Resonance frequency, Coupled beams, Quality factor
Subjects: Others > Metallurgy Metallurgical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 06:04
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 06:04
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