Algorithmic solutions for thermal and electro-static simulation of MEMS

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This paper is dealing with the field simulation problems of MEMS structures. Both thermal and electro-static fields are considered. Two simulation algorithms are investigated in details: the Fourier transformation method applied to multi-layer structures and the successive node reduction algorithm belonging to the family of FDM methods. Extensions of these methods are discussed, e.g. the application of the Fourier method to mixed lateral boundary conditions and methods for physical level/network model level co-simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-173
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2002
EventMEMS/MOEMS:Advances in Photonic Communications, Sensing, Metrology, Packaging and Assembly - Brugge, Belgium
Duration: okt. 28 2002okt. 29 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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