Experimental study on squeeze film damping of perforated micromechanical structures oscillating perpendicular to the substrate

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In this study, we investigate the squeeze film damping of a perforated planar micromechanical structure that oscillates in the normal direction to the substrate. We focus on the experimental data regarding the squeeze film damping compared with theoretical models based on matched-asymptotic-expansions, in terms of the size and number of perforations. A set of ten different structures, having three different sizes and different numbers of perforations, has been fabricated and tested. The experimental Q-factors, measured from the fabricated structures, are compared with two different theoretical values, estimated by finite element analysis (FEA) and matched-asymptotic-expansions. It is found that FEA overestimates the experimental values of the Q-factors by up to 150%. This major discrepancy is caused by the inaccuracy of the zero pressure boundary condition along the perforated edges. The values obtained from the matched-asymptotic expansions, assuming nonzero pressure along the edges of the plates, are in good agreement with the experimental values within 20% margin of error.
Publisher
MYU K K
Issue Date
2006
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

SENSORS AND MATERIALS, v.18, no.7, pp.381 - 393

ISSN
0914-4935
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/87606
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BiS-Journal Papers(저널논문)ME-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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