Tutor: David Ross, Eastman Kodak
With advances in microelectronic device fabrication technology, it has become possible to make small mechanical devices on computer chips. Our problem will be to devise a model of such a device--a simple microactuator--and analyze it to optimize performance.
References: Landau and Lifshitz, Theory of Elasticity, sections 12, 13, and 25.
The Feynman Lectures, Volume II, chapter 38.
Also, take a look at the web site: http://www.mdl.sandia.gov/Micromachine/ in particular, look at the pictures and the movies.
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