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Modeling, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Identification of a Piezoelectrically Actuated Microcantilever Sensor

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3 Author(s)
Mahmoodi, S.N. ; Clemson Univ., Clemson ; Jalili, Nader ; Daqaq, M.F.

Nanomechanical cantilever sensors (NMCSs) have recently emerged as an effective means for label-free chemical and biological species detection. They operate through the adsorption of species on the functionalized surface of mechanical cantilevers. Through this functionalization, molecular recognition is directly transduced into a micromechanical response. In order to effectively utilize these sensors in practice and correctly relate the micromechanical response to the associated adsorbed species, the chief technical issues related to modeling must be resolved. Along these lines, this paper presents a general nonlinear-comprehensive modeling framework for piezoelectrically actuated microcantilevers and validates it experimentally. The proposed model considers both longitudinal and flexural vibrations and their coupling in addition to the ever-present geometric and material nonlinearities. Utilizing Euler-Bernoulli beam theory and employing the inextensibility conditions, the coupled longitudinal-flexural equations of motion are reduced to one nonlinear partial differential equation describing the flexural vibrations of the sensor. Using a Galerkian expansion, the resulting equation is discretized into a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The method of multiple scales is then implemented to analytically construct the nonlinear response of the sensor near the first modal frequency (primary resonance of the first vibration mode). These solutions are compared to experimental results demonstrating that the sensor exhibits a softening-type nonlinear response. Such behavior can be attributed to the presence of quadratic material nonlinearities in the piezoelectric layer. This observation is critical, as it suggests that unlike macrocantilevers where the geometric hardening nonlinearities dominate the response behavior, material nonlinearities dominate the response of microcantilevers yielding a softening-type response. This behavior should be accounted for wh- en designing and employing such sensors for practical applications.

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Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb. 2008

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