Linear and nonlinear dynamics of micro and nano-resonators: Review of recent advances

Amal Hajjaj, Nizar Jaber, Saad Ilyas, Feras Alfosail, Mohammad I. Younis

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Micro and nanoelectromechanical systems M/NEMS have been extensively investigated and exploited in the past few decades for various applications and for probing fundamental physical phenomena. Understanding the linear and nonlinear dynamical behaviors of the movable structures in these systems is crucial for their successful implementation in various novel technologies and to meet the long list of new sophisticated requirements. This paper presents a review for some of the recent topics pertaining to the dynamical behaviors, linear and nonlinear, of M/NEMS resonating structures. First, an overview is presented of the various used dynamical approaches to enhance the sensitivity of resonators for sensing applications. Then a summary is presented of the recent works on the linear and nonlinear mode coupling in M/NEMS resonator. Next, recent research is reviewed on coupled M/NEMS resonators, mechanically and electrically, leading to collective behaviors like mode localization. The final part of the paper discusses analytical approaches that have been developed to better understand and investigate the dynamical behavior of M/NEMS resonators focusing on the perturbation method the multiple time scales.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103328
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
StatePublished - Oct 22 2019


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