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Design and manufacturing of material microstructures and micromechanisms
Author(s): Ole Sigmund
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Paper Abstract

This paper suggests how two inverse problems can be solved using topology optimization methods. The first problem consists of designing materials with optimal or special properties such as maximum stiffness to weight ratios or negative Poisson's ratio materials. The second problem consists of designing optimal compliant micromechanism for use in MicroElectroMechanical Systems. The proposed material microstructures and compliant micromechanisms have been manufactured using micromachining techniques and they show the expected behavior in tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237069
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Ole Sigmund, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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