Numerical modelling of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) resonators is still attracting increasing interest from the sensors community especially when the nonlinear regime is activated. Here, the dynamic response of two different types of double-ended tuning fork MEMS resonators is studied both in the linear and nonlinear regimes. A one Degree Of Freedom (1 dof) model able to predict the frequency response of the device is proposed. Geometric and electrostatic nonlinearities are simulated through Finite Elements and Integral Equations, respectively. The total dissipation of the resonator is computed by taking into account both the thermoelastic and the nonlinear fluid contributions. Experimental measurements performed on resonators fabricated in polysilicon and single crystal silicon validate the proposed model showing a very good agreement with theoretical predictions. [2020-0240]

Numerical Modelling of Non-Linearities in MEMS Resonators

Zega V.;Frangi A.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Numerical modelling of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) resonators is still attracting increasing interest from the sensors community especially when the nonlinear regime is activated. Here, the dynamic response of two different types of double-ended tuning fork MEMS resonators is studied both in the linear and nonlinear regimes. A one Degree Of Freedom (1 dof) model able to predict the frequency response of the device is proposed. Geometric and electrostatic nonlinearities are simulated through Finite Elements and Integral Equations, respectively. The total dissipation of the resonator is computed by taking into account both the thermoelastic and the nonlinear fluid contributions. Experimental measurements performed on resonators fabricated in polysilicon and single crystal silicon validate the proposed model showing a very good agreement with theoretical predictions. [2020-0240]
MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)
nonlinear dynamics
Numerical modeling
resonators
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