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Team 6: Design of a Microactuator

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 11:10am - 11:30am
Keller 3-180
David Ross (Eastman Kodak Company)
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.