Random Response of Multicrystalline Structures

by Dariush Mirfendereski, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,
Armen Der Kiureghian, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


An approach to the probabilistic modelling and analysis of multicrystalline microfabricated beams is presented with application to micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Random, textured multicrystalline beam structures are simulated and analyzed using the finite element method, employing randomly oriented orthotropic material properties.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Material properties | Beams | Orthotropic materials | Structural response | Construction materials | Probability | Structural analysis

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