Periodic solutions and the avoidance of pull-in instability in nonautonomous microelectromechanical systems

Kadyrov S., Kashkynabayev A., Skrzypacz P., Kaloudis K., Bountis A.

MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE APPLIED SCIENCES, vol.44, no.18, pp.14556-14568, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mma.7725
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, MathSciNet, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.14556-14568
  • Keywords: dynamical systems, forced graphene oscillator, pull-in, MEMS, MEMS
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


We study periodic solutions of a one-degree of freedom microelectromechanical system (MEMS) with a parallel-plate capacitor under T-periodic electrostatic forcing. We obtain analytical results concerning the existence of T-periodic solutions of the problem in the case of arbitrary nonlinear restoring force, as well as when the moving plate is attached to a spring fabricated using graphene. We then demonstrate numerically on a T-periodic Poincare map of the flow that these solutions are generally locally stable with large "islands" of initial conditions around them, within which the pull-in stability is completely avoided. We also demonstrate graphically on the Poincare map that stable periodic solutions with higher period nT, n > 1 also exist, for wide parameter ranges, with large "islands" of bounded motion around them, within which all initial conditions avoid the pull-in instability, thus helping us significantly increase the domain of safe operation of these MEMS models.