24 April 2003 Systematic design methodology of bistable compliant micro-mechanisms
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A bistable compliant micro-mechanism possesses the distinguish characteristics of both the bistable mechanism and the compliant one. It can be suitably employed in various MEMS devices, such as a micro-relay, an impact sensor, etc. Currently, preventing fracture and enhancing reliability are the most important issues in the application of bistable compliant micro-mechanisms. Through a systematic design methodology, including tuning the parameters of geometric shapes, adding a stopper at the proper position, etc., one can obtain a more appropriate micro-mechanism for designated applications. This paper proposes a systematic methodology for the design of bistable compliant micro-mechanisms.
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Jinni Tsay, Cheng-Kuo Sung, Liang-Qing Su, "Systematic design methodology of bistable compliant micro-mechanisms", Proc. SPIE 5116, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS, (24 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498874; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.498874

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