Influence of squeeze-film damping on the dynamic behavior of a curved micro-beam

Hassen M. Ouakad, Hussain M. Al-Qahtani, Muhammad A. Hawwa*

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A fixed-fixed curved micro-beam resonator under the influence of harmonic electrostatic field is considered. Due to the presence of incompressible fluid between the micro-beams and the electrode, a squeeze-film damping affects the dynamic behavior of the resonator. The combined effect of curved geometry and fluid squeeze-film damping is investigated for micro-beams with concave and convex geometries. A reduced-order model is obtained through the application of Galerkin discretization on a coupled fluid-structure system composed of the nonlinear Euler-Bernoulli beam equation and Burgdorfer's model for the neighboring fluid. The dynamic behavior is assessed by investigating the influence of squeeze-film damping on the linear and nonlinear frequency response and the maximum resonant deflection of curved up and curved down micro-beams.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Mechanical Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Mathematical modeling
  • microelectromechanical systems
  • nonlinear analysis
  • structural mechanics
  • vibration theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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