Design and fabrication of the trapezoidal electrostatic comb-drive actuator

Authors

  • Pham Hong Phuc Vietnam Journal of Mechanics
  • Dinh Khac Toan
  • Dang Bao Lam
  • Nguyen Tuan Khoa
  • Nguyen Tien Dung

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7136/34/4/2338

Keywords:

electrostatic comb-drive actuator

Abstract

This paper reports the design, fabrication and characterization process of the trapezoidal Electrostatic Comb-drive Actuator (ECA) with the slope angle α=20. Together with the trapezoidal ones, the rectangular ECA with identical dimension was also designed and fabricated for comparison purpose. In order to reduce calculating deviation, the fringing effect was also taken into consider while carrying out theoretical analysis. The obtained results pointed out the fact, that the trapezoidal ECA excels the rectangular ones with the same numbers of teeth in electrostatic force and displacement generation, while requires relatively low driving voltage. But it is also observed that with higher driving voltage (larger than 50V), the trapezoidal ECA starts to lose its stability (the lateral pull-in phenomenon occurs).

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Published

30-11-2012

How to Cite

Phuc, P. H., Toan, D. K., Lam, D. B., Khoa, N. T., & Dung, N. T. (2012). Design and fabrication of the trapezoidal electrostatic comb-drive actuator. Vietnam Journal of Mechanics, 34(4), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7136/34/4/2338

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Research Paper