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Validating a surface roughness model using FEM

Kamps, M (2015) Validating a surface roughness model using FEM. Bachelor's Thesis, Industrial Engineering and Management.

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The topic for this research is surface roughness on the microscale. Surface roughness plays a big role in current day electronics such as computer hard disk drives (HDD’s) and the sensors in your mobile phone. These sensors, so called microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) can easily be destroyed by forces acting on the surfaces of these MEMS. To better predict the forces acting on this surface, and to see how the surface reacts to forces, a new analytical model has been developed within the University of Groningen. Unlike other models, this model takes interaction within the surface into account. Meaning that due to a surface deformation, the resulting forces will be lower. The goal of this research is to conduct several Finite Element Based simulations, to see if the analytical model can be validated. During these simulations, representations of surfaces will be created and tested to extract their forces and deformation. The resulting data can be used to compare both the simulations and the analytical model.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:02
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:02

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