ME-426 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Villanueva Torrijo Luis Guillermo

Langue: Anglais


Summary

In this course we will see an overview of the exciting field of Micro and Nanomechanical systems. We will go over the dfferent scaling laws that dominate the critical parameters, how size affects material properties, how these devices are manufactured, designed and later used.

Content

Keywords

  • NEMS/MEMS
  • Nanomechanics
  • Quality factor
  • Nonlinear dynamics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain the advantages of NEMS/MEMS in basis of scaling laws
  • Analyze micro- and nano-mechanical systems
  • Deduce behaviour of NEMS/MEMS both in static and dynamic mode
  • Estimate nonlinear limits
  • Estimate energy loss mechanisms
  • Perform simulations to model these systems
  • Recognize the different transduction mechanisms
  • Analyze and design assemblies of simple mechanical elements in the framework of static and buckling, S2
  • Carry out Predict and optimize the vibration behaviour of multiple-degree-of-freedom or continuum systems, S3
  • Apply the models for the behaviour of composite materials to compute the respnse of simple composite structures, S7

Transversal skills

  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.

Teaching methods

  • Ex catedra - recorded videos
  • Hands-on exercises

Assessment methods

  • Evaluation during the semester based on graded homework (50%).
  • In the exam period, oral exam (50%).

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319286891

(Available for free from EPFL - electronic copy)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Micro/Nanomechanical devices
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Micro/Nanomechanical devices
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Micro/Nanomechanical devices
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Micro/Nanomechanical devices
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Micro/Nanomechanical devices
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11 MED21522   
11-12    
12-13 MED21522   
13-14    
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mardi, 10h - 12h: Cours MED21522

Mardi, 12h - 14h: Exercice, TP MED21522