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MEMS & Nanotechnology Blog Posts

Analyzing a MEMS-Based Strain Gauge Design with Simulation

January 19, 2018

MEMS-based strain gauges are helpful in both civil engineering and biomedicine. Read about a team of researchers who used the MEMS Module to analyze strain gauge designs.

Analyzing Kelvin Probe Designs with COMSOL Multiphysics®

October 4, 2017

Kelvin probes, a type of MEMS technology, provide a nondestructive and contact-free way to measure the work function differences of various material combinations.

Optimizing the Design of Thermal Actuators for Use in Microsatellites

July 17, 2017

Microsatellites are replacing traditional large satellites in aerospace missions for gathering scientific data. Using simulation, we can optimize an important component of these devices.

How to Analyze Eigenfrequencies That Change with Temperature

May 22, 2017

In certain scenarios, such as in the MEMS field, the eigenfrequencies of a device can change with temperature. Here’s a guide to studying temperature-dependent eigenfrequencies.

Studying the Influence of Concrete Phenomena on Sensor Performance

April 12, 2017

Some concrete structures use embedded sensors to monitor their stability, but the concrete itself can interfere with the sensors’ performance. Researchers used simulation to address this issue.

Designing a Sensor Package for a High-G Accelerometer via Simulation

March 28, 2017

To design a piezoresistive sensor package for a high-G accelerometer, researchers turned to multiphysics analysis. They then verified the simulation results with experimental data.

Simulation Delivers Reliable Results for Piezoresistive Pressure Sensors

December 26, 2016

Designing MEMS devices, such as piezoresistive pressure sensors, comes with challenges. For instance, accurately describing the operation of these devices requires the integration of various physics. With the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, you can easily couple multiphysics simulations in order to test a device’s performance and generate reliable results. Today, we’ll look at one example that showcases such capabilities.

Benchmark Shows Valid Results for a Piezoelectric Transducer Design

September 7, 2016

Many modern devices leverage piezoelectricity. When analyzing the design of such devices, you want to be confident in the reliability of the obtained results. By utilizing the COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software, you can achieve accurate results quickly. To prove it to you, we have created a benchmark model of a piezoelectric transducer.