On the Dynamics of Two Mutually-Coupled, Electromagnetically-Actuated Microbeam Oscillators

Andrew Sabater, Purdue University
Jeff F. Rhoads, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University

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Andrew B. Sabater and Jeffrey F. Rhoads. J. Comput. Nonlinear Dynam 7(3), 031011 (Apr 04, 2012) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4005999


This work describes the modeling, analysis, predictive design, and control of self-excited oscillators, and associated arrays, founded upon electromagnetically-actuated microbeams. The study specifically focuses on the characterization of nonlinear behaviors arising in isolated oscillators and small arrays of nearly-identical, mutually-coupled oscillators. The work provides a framework for the exploration of larger oscillator arrays with different forms of coupling and feedback, which can be exploited in practical applications ranging from signal processing to micromechanical neurocomputing. [DOI: 10.1115/1.4005999]


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology