Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Dumitru Caruntu

Second Advisor

Dr. Mircea Chipara

Third Advisor

Dr. Mohammad Azarbayejani


Bin Liu, Nonlinear Dynamics of Electrostatically Actuated Nanotweezers. Master of Science (MS), May 2016, 77 pp, 6 tables, 59 figures, references, 25 titles. The amplitude-frequency response of electrostatic nanotube nanotweezer device system is investigated; soft alter current was setting at near half natural frequency impulse on nanotubes which are referred to as two arms, parametric and primary resonances will be shown in the results, respectively. Firstly we are using the Method of Multiple Scales (MMS) analytical model; results will be compared with Reduced Order Model (ROM). By variation and comparison of multiple parameters including van der wall molecular forces, electrostatic forces, damping forces, and excitation frequency, visual influence will be depicted and demonstrated.


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