Pull-in of an RF MEMS Switch

Model ID: 16379


This model analyzes an RF MEMS switch consisting of a thin micromechanical bridge suspended over a dielectric layer. A DC voltage greater than the pull-in voltage is applied across the switch, causing the bridge to collapse onto the dielectric layer with a resulting increase in the capacitance of the device. A penalty based contact force is implemented to model the contact forces as the bridge comes into contact with the dielectric.

Ce modèle a été construit avec les éléments suivants:

MEMS Module