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A question about cantilever beam

  1. Mar 28, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Im having a fixed end free end of cantilever beam under going a uniform load.
    With the beam length ranging 0-750 micron,width of 10-20micron and thickness of 0.5 and 1.0 micron.While the force ranging from 0-50micronewton.

    2. Relevant equations
    what is the maximum displacement of the beam regarding to the y and z axis?
    Is maximum displacement are equal to maximum deflection of the beam?
    what is the appropriate formula in solving this problem?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    -Using COVENTORWARE 2006 software for simulation
    -Normal calculation method for theory prooving...

    Any idea?please help me.....
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  3. Mar 28, 2009 #2


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    Since this is probably for a microfabrication / devices course, I'd suggest a look through your textbook. Since it's likely Stephen Senturia's Microsystems Design take a look through chapter 9.
  4. Mar 28, 2009 #3
    can i know whether the deflection are same as displacement for cantilever beam?
  5. Mar 28, 2009 #4


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    In this context, I believe so. BTW, it sounds as if you are asking if it is possible for you to know whether the deflection is the same as displacement. You should just ask, "Is the deflection the same as the displacement for a cantilever beam?"
  6. Mar 28, 2009 #5
    sorry for my language...cheers
  7. Mar 28, 2009 #6
    any idea?
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