Mohammad I. Younis

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This paper presents experimental and theoretical investigation of a new concept of switches (triggers) that are actuated at or beyond a specific level of mechanical shock or acceleration. The principle of operation of the switches is based on dynamic pull-in instability induced by the combined interaction between electrostatic and mechanical shock forces.(More)
—We present an investigation of the nonlinear dynamics of clamped–clamped micromachined arches when actuated by a dc electrostatic load superimposed on an ac harmonic load. The Galerkin method is used to discretize the distributed-parameter model of a shallow arch to obtain a reduced-order model. The static response of the arch due to a dc load actuation is(More)
Microelectomechanical systems (MEMS) are often used in portable electronic products that can be subjected to mechanical shock or impact due to being dropped accidentally. This work presents a modeling and simulation effort to investigate the effect of the vibration of a printed circuit board (PCB) on the dynamics of MEMS microstructures when subjected to(More)
There is strong experimental evidence for the existence of strange modes of failure of MEMS devices under shock. Such failures have not been explained with conventional models of MEMS. These failures are characterized by overlaps between moving microstructures and stationary electrodes, which cause electrical shorts. This work presents a model and(More)
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the integration of a MOF thin film on electrostatically actuated microstructures to realize a switch triggered by gas and a sensing algorithm based on amplitude tracking. The devices are based on the nonlinear response of micromachined clamped-clamped beams. The microbeams are coated with a metal-organic(More)