A complete set of approximate, closed-form expressions, obtained with small displacements theory, for the spring constants of two kinds of serpentine springs (classic and rotated) is presented. The expressions are proposed as a tool for rapid design of microelectromechanical structures. The two designs are also studied numerically using the finite element method (FEM): analytical calculations and FEM simulations are compared. A comparison between the performances of the two designs is also briefly presented.
|Autori:||BARILLARO G; MOLFESE A; NANNINI A; PIERI F|
|Titolo:||Analysis, simulation and relative performances of two kinds of serpentine springs|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/0960-1317/15/4/010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|