Application ID: 1434
In nature, geckos use dry adhesion forces to climb walls. They have inspired researchers to develop synthetic gecko foot hairs to be used in, for example, robot applications.
This model contains the nano/micro hierarchy of a synthetic gecko foot hair, where cantilever beams both in nano and micro scales describe the seta and spatula parts of one spatula stalk attached to a gecko foot.
The model uses the assembly feature and swept meshing to create a brick mesh. The analysis shows the stresses and deflection of the gecko foot caused by contact and friction forces.
This application was built using the following:MEMS Module
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