The Electromechanical Behavior of a Micro-Ring Driven by Traveling Electrostatic Force
AbstractThere is no literature mentioning the electromechanical behavior of micro structures driven by traveling electrostatic forces. This article is thus the first to present the dynamics and stabilities of a micro-ring subjected to a traveling electrostatic force. The traveling electrostatic force may be induced by sequentially actuated electrodes which are arranged around the flexible micro-ring. The analysis is based on a linearized distributed model considering the electromechanical coupling effects between electrostatic force and structure. The micro-ring will resonate when the traveling speeds of the electrostatic force approach some critical speeds. The critical speeds are equal to the ratio of the natural frequencies to the wave number of the correlative natural mode of the ring. Apart from resonance, the ring may be unstable at some unstable traveling speeds. The unstable regions appear not only near the critical speeds, but also near some fractions of some critical speeds differences. Furthermore the unstable regions expand with increasing driving voltage. This article may lead to a new research branch on electrostatic-driven micro devices. View Full-Text
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Ye, X.; Chen, Y.; Chen, D.-C.; Huang, K.-Y.; Hu, Y.-C. The Electromechanical Behavior of a Micro-Ring Driven by Traveling Electrostatic Force. Sensors 2012, 12, 1170-1180.
Ye X, Chen Y, Chen D-C, Huang K-Y, Hu Y-C. The Electromechanical Behavior of a Micro-Ring Driven by Traveling Electrostatic Force. Sensors. 2012; 12(2):1170-1180.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ye, Xiuqian; Chen, Yibao; Chen, Da-Chih; Huang, Kuo-Yi; Hu, Yuh-Chung. 2012. "The Electromechanical Behavior of a Micro-Ring Driven by Traveling Electrostatic Force." Sensors 12, no. 2: 1170-1180.