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Title: Aerodynamic behavior of the bridge of a capacitive RF MEMS switch
Authors: Isvoranu, D
Sorohan, S
Ciuprina, G
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Capacitive switch;Coupled FSI modelling;Vortex flows;Viscous damping
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University Library
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 148
Abstract: The present paper proposes a coupled 3D multi-physics model and presents the results of its transient simulation, for a RF MEMS capacitive switch of bridge-type. The fluid structure interaction (FSI) simulation sustains time-varying viscous damping and modified time response of the bridge deflection compared to the actuation modulation above closing of the switch. Complex 3D geometries of the bridge were rarely taken into account in viscous damping assessment much less in the simulation of the full flow around the bridge of the switch. The final goal of the paper is to obtain the dependency of an equivalent damping coefficient with respect to time, to be used in subsequent reduced order models for the switch, that include the aerodynamic behaviour of the switch.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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