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Effect of Dielectric-Layer on the Stress Field of Micro Cantilever Beams at the Onset of Pull-In Instability

  • E. Yazdanpanahi (a1), A. Noghrehabadi (a1) and M. Ghalambaz (a1)


In this paper, stress distribution of micro cantilever beams in the presence of a dielectric-layer is studied using an analytic method. The Modified Adomian Decomposition Method (MADM) is applied to obtain a semi-analytical solution for a distributed parameter model of the micro cantilever beam. The important parameters for designing and manufacturing micro-actuators such as shear force, bending moment and stress distribution along the cantilevers are computed for different values of the dielectric-layer parameter. The results of MADM are compared with the numerical results, and they found in good agreement. It is found that increase of the dielectric-layer parameter increases the dimensionless pull-in voltage, tip deflection, internal stress and bending moment of the micro cantilever actuators at the onset of pull-in instability.


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