Jason V. Clark

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The modeling, simulation, and experimental verification of several MEMS devices are presented. Simulated results include 3D mode analysis, residual stress effects, thermal expansion, nonlinear deflections, time-varying electrostatic forces, process sensitivities, induced currents, and the transient performance in accelerated reference frames. To simulate(More)
SUGAR is a nodal analysis package for 3D MEMS simulation that owes its heritage and its name to the SPICE family of circuit simulation. SUGAR has undergone the stage of proof-of-concept which showed that nodal analysis was in fact just as accurate and much faster than nite element simulation on many MEMS problems. The upcoming major release of SUGAR is(More)
In this paper, we report several advances in the Sugar2.0 MEMS system simulation package, including reduced-order modeling techniques, simple hierarchical description of complex structures, synthesis tools, a variety of models, and a web-based interface. Examples include the modeling of a torsional micromirror with lateral actuators compared to experiment,(More)
Advancements in Sugar include 1) parameterizable netlists, 2) nonlinear frequency response analysis, 3) subnets, 4) improved MNA, 5) reduced order modeling, and 6) a more accurate nonlinear beam model. Examples of these features include the simulation of a two-axis mirror with over 10,000 degrees of freedom, the reduced order modeling applied of an(More)
—We present an online learning tool called SugarAid version 0.2 to assist in the education of students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We have used the tool in both mechanical and electrical engineering courses with postive results, such as improved written exam scores. SugarAid may be used online at nanoHUB.org with remote(More)