Limits of the Static Simulation

Part of the Microtechnology And Mems book series (MEMS)

This chapter aims at validating the static simulation at constant volume in the limits of an assembly case study. Basically, the static simulation cannot afford to give information on the typical cycle time of an surface tension based assembly task (in other words, since the time is not a parameter of the static simulations, the latter cannot output any characteristic time). Therefore, some approximations will be tempted using dimensional analysis and a 1D analytical model derived from the so-called Lucas-Washburn equation. Moreover, high accelerations are usually applied in assembly machines (up to 10 g ): therefore, it should be checked whether this acceleration can deform the equilibrium meniscus shape or not.


Surface Tension Static Simulation Triple Line Capillary Length Interface Shape 
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