WIT Press


Automated Simulation And Analysis Of Electrostatic Micromotors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIC950151

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

795 kb

Author(s)

T.B. Johansson, K. Hameyer & R. Belmans

Abstract

Industry's interest in micro electro-mechanical systems is rapidly growing. The very small scale, airgaps of 1 to 10 }im and overall dimensions less than 1 mm, makes the electrostatic field beneficial compared to the magnetic field. As a consequence, most of these micro devices are electrostatic energy converters. Due to new processes to manufacture microactuators and micromotors as e.g. "X-ray LIGA" Mohr et. al. [1], "Deep UV Lithography" Engelman et. al. [2], "plasma etching" etc. the number of possible structures has grown as well as the precision with which they can be manufactured. Therefore, there is an increasing need for better analysis tools. The demand is for them to be faster and more accurate, but also more flexible and easy to use. This paper discusses two new techniq

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