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Research Publications

   

2012

  • S. Mathur, L. Sun, S. Das, and J. Murthy, “Application of immersed boundary method to fluid, structure and electrostatics interaction in MEMS,” Journal of Numerical Heat Transfer, July 2012 (Accepted).
  • R. Tung, R.C. Garg, A. Kovacs, D. Peroulis, and A. Raman, “Multi-modal structural parameter estimation estimating residual stress, curvature, and boundary compliance of double clamped MEMS beams from multiple Eigenmode measurements,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, July 2012 (Submitted).
  • R. Tung and A. Raman, “Dynamic force spectroscopy of nanoscale contacts in Microsystems,” Applied Physics Letters, July 2012 (Submitted).
  • R. Tung, A. Fruehling, A. Peroulis, and A. Raman, "Dynamic bounce phenomena in RF MEMS switches- PART II: multiple timescales and modeling,” Journal of MEMS, July 2012 (Submitted).
  • P.R. Cantwell, H. Kim, M.M. Schneider, H. Hsu, D. Peroulis, E.A. Stach, and A. Strachan, “Estimating the in-plane young’s modulus of polycrystalline films in MEMS,” IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 21 (4) pp. 840-849, August 2012. DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2012.2191939
  • L. Cao and M. Koslowski, “Uncertainty quantification of yield stress prediction in nanocrystalline Nickel,” The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March, 2012.
  • S. Chigullapalli, A.B.Weaver, and A. Alexeenko, "Non-linear effects in squeeze-film gas damping on microbeams," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 22 (6) 065010, June 2012. DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/22/6/065010
  • S. Das, S.R. Mathur, and J.Y. Murthy, "Finite volume method for structural analysis of RF MEMS devices using the theory of plates," Numerical heat Transfer B: Fundamentals, Vol. 61 (2), pp. 1-21, 2012. DOI: 10.1080/10407790.2011.630949
  • S. Das, M. Koslowski, S.R. Mathur, and J.Y. Murthy, "Finite volume method for simulation of creep in RF MEMS devices," Numerical Heat Transfer B: Fundamentals, Vol. 61 (2), pp. 71-90, 2012. DOI: 10.1080/10407790.2012.646170   
  • A. Jain, P. Nair and M. A. Alam, "Flexure-FET biosensor to break the fundamental sensitivity limits of nanobiosensors using nonlinear electromechanical coupling," PNAS 2012, Vol. 109 (24) 9304-9308 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1203749109
  • A. Jain, S. Palit and M.A. Alam, "A physics-based predictive modeling framework for dielectric charging and creep in RF MEMS capacitive switches and varactors," Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 21 (2) pp. 420-430, April 2012 - doi:10.1109/JMEMS.2011.2174418
  • M. Koslowski, “Strengthening of metals by microstructural constraints,” Plasticity 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 3-8 2012.
  • M. Koslowski, “Deformation mechanisms in nano and ultrafine crystalline Nickel,” The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March, 2012.
  • M. Koslowski and Y. Xie, “Effects of grain size distribution on plastic strain recovery,” The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March, 2012.
  • M. Kulakhmetov and A. Alexeenko, "Model uncertainties in simulations of hypersonic leading-edge flow," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, (3), May-June 2012, pp. 461-473. DOI: 10.2514/1.A32081
  • L. Lei and M. Koslowski, “Dislocations in confined volumes,” The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March, 2012
  • J.Y. Murthy and S. Mathur, "Computational heat transfer in complex systems," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134 (3), 031016, March 2012. DOI: 10.1115/1.4005153
  • S. Palit and M. A. Alam, "Theory of charging and charge transport in `intermediate' thickness dielectrics and its implications for characterization and reliability", Journal of Applied Physics 111, 054112 (2012), DOI:10.1063/1.3691962
  • S. Palit, A. Jain and M.A. Alam, "A non-obtrusive technique to characterize dielectric charging in RF-MEMS capacitive switches,"   Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings, 2012. 50th Annual, IEEE International
  • N. Raghunathan, B. Sanborn, A. Venkattraman, A. Alexeenko, W. Chen and D. Peroulis, "Real-time in Situ electronic monitoring of dynamic contact behavior of MEMS high-g switches," Proceedings of International Conference on Mcroelectromechanical Systems (MEMS 2012), January 29-February 1, 2012, Paris, France.
  • R. A. Sayer, J. Zeng, H Hsu, D. Peroulis, and T.S. Fisher, "Thermal and electrical conductivities of Nanocrystalline Nickel Microbridges," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2012, DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2012.2191938
  • S. Scott, J.I. Kim, F. Sadeghi, and D. Peroulis, “An analytical capacitance model of temperature-sensitive, large-displacement multimorph cantilevers: numerical and experimental validation,” IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 21, pp. 161-170, Feb. 2012.
    DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2011.2171323
  • A. Venkattraman, A. Garg, D. Peroulis, and A. Alexeenko, "Direct measurements and numerical simulations of gas charging in MEMS capacitive switches", Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100 (8), 083503, 2012, DOI: 10.1063/1.3688176
  • K. G. Vishnu and A. Strachan, “Size effects in NiTi from density functional theory calculations,” Physical Review B 85, 014114 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.014114

 

2011

  • Y. Ling and S. Mahadevan, "Quantitative model validation techniques: new insights," Reliability Engineering and System Safety, June 2011.       
  • R. A. Sayer, E. S. Piekos, and L. M. Phinney, "Modified data analysis for thermal conductivity measurements of polycrystalline cilicon microbridges using a steady state Joule heating technique," Review of Scientific Instruments, 2011.
  • A. Jain, S. Palit, and M. Alam, "An elementary model for performance and reliability of RF-MEMS capacitive switches and varactors," Journal of MEMS, 2011 (in review).
  • A. Vallabhaneni, J. Rhoads, X. Ruan, and J.Y. Murthy, "Defect-induced mechanical mode splitting in carbon nanotube resonators," J. Sound and Vibration, 2011 (in review).
  • N. Agarwal and N.R. Aluru, "Weighted Smolyak algorithm for solution of stochastic differential equations on non-uniform probability measures", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 85, (11) pp. 1365-1389, 2011.
  • H. M. Aktulga, S. Pandit, A. van Duin, A. Y. Grama, “Reactive molecular dynamics: Numerical methods and algorithmic techniques,” SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing, 34, pp. C1- C23, 2011 
    Available as a Purdue University Technical Report.
  • H. M. Aktulga, J. C. Fogarty, S. A. Pandit, A. Y. Grama, “Parallel reactive molecular dynamics: Numerical methods and algorithmic techniques,” Parallel Computing, 2011.
  • M.A. Alam, S. Kumar, N. Pimparkar, P.Nair, J. Go, and A. Jain, "The physics of nanonet fabircs and its application in electronic, optoelectronics, biosensing, energy storage, and MEMS applications",  (Invitied tutorial paper), 219th ECS meeting, vol. 35 (4), 2011.
  • A. Alexeenko, S. Chigullapalli, X. Guo, A. Kovacs, J. Zeng, and D. Peroulis, "Uncertainty in microscale gas damping: Implications on dynamics of capacitive MEMS switches", Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 96 (9), pp.1171-1183, Sept 2011.
  • A. Alexeenko and S. Chigullapalli, "Implications of rarefied gas damping for RF MEMS reliability", AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1333, 27th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, pp. 701-706, 2011.
  • A. Alwan and N. R. Aluru, “Uncertainty quantification of MEMS using a data-dependent adaptive stochastic collocation method,”  Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 200 (45-46) pp. 3169-3182, 2011.
  • N. Anderson, R. Vedula, P. Schultz, R.M. Van Ginhoven, and A. Strachan, "First-principles investigation of low energy E' center precursors in amorphous silica,"  Physical Review Letters, 106 (20), 206402, May 2011.
  • N. Anderson, R. Vedula, P. Schultz, R.M. Van Ginhoven and A. Strachan, "First-principles investigation of low energy E' center precursors in amorphous silica,"  American Physical Society March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March, 2011.
  • S. Chigullapalli and A. Alexeenko, "Unsteady 3D rarefied flow solver based on Boltzmann-ESBGK model kinetic equations," AIAA Paper 2011-3993, 41st AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 27-30, 2011.
  • S. Das, S.R. Mathur, and J.Y. Murthy, "Finite volume method for structural analysis of RF MEMS devices using theory of plates," IMECE 2011-62617, Denver, CO, November 2011.
  • S. Das, M. Koslawski, S.R. Mathur, and J.Y. Murthy, "Finite volume method of simulation of creep in RF MEMS devices," IMECE 2011-62660, Denver, Co, November 2011.
  • A. Garg, A. Venkattraman, A. Kovacs, A. Alexeenko, and D. Peroulis, "Direct measurement of field emission in metallic MEMS switches," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS), 4 pages, Jan. 2011, Cancun, Mexico.
  • A. Garg, V. Ayyaswamy, A. Kovacs, A. Alexeenko, and D. Peroulis, "Direct measurement of field emission current in static MEMS structures", IEEE 24th International Conference on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS 2011) January 23-27, 2011.
  • S. Han, A. van Duin, W. Goddard III, and A. Strachan, "Thermal decomposition of condensed-phase nitromethane from molecular dynamics using the reactive force field ReaxFF", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115 (20), pp. 6534-6540 (2011).
  • G. Hegde, G. Klimeck, and A. Strachan, “Role of surface orientation on ALD Al2O3/GaAs interface structure and Fermi level pinning: a DFT study,” Applied Physics Letters, 99 (9), 093508 (2011). 
  • H. Hsu, M. Koslowski, and D. Peroulis, "An experimental and theoretical investigation of creep in ultrafine crystalline nickel RF-MEMS devices," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 59 (10), pp. 2655-2664, Oct. 2011.
  • H. Hsu and D. Peroulis, "A CAD model for creep behavior of RF-MEMS varactors and circuits," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 59 (7), pp. 1761-1768, July 2011.
  • H. Hsu, M. Koslowski, and D. Peroulis, “Transactions on microwave theory and techniques,” IEEE 59 (10) 2655-2664, 2011.
  • A.Hunter, C .Le, F. Saied, M. Koslowski, “Large scale phase field dislocation dynamics simulations on high performance architectures,” Journal of High Performance Computer Applications, 25 (3) 223-235, 2011
  • A. Hunter, I. Beyerlein, T. Germann, and M. Koslowski, "Influence of the stacking fault energy surface on extended partials with a 3D phase field dislocations model", Physical Review B, Vol. 84 (14),  144108, June 2011.
  • A. Hunter, I. Beyerlein, T. Germann, and M. Koslowski, “Influence of stacking fault energies on equilibrium stacking fault widths using 3D phase field dislocation dynamics (PFDD) simulations,”  11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN, July 25-29, 2011.
  • A. Hunter, I. Beyerlein, T. Germann, and M. Koslowski, “Investigation of the impact of size effects and confined plasticity on stacking fault widths using 3D phase field dislocation dynamics (PFDD) simulations,”  Materials Science and Technology conference and Exposition, Columbus Ohio, Oct 11-16, 2011.
  • A. Jain, P. Nair, and M. Alam, "Strategies for dynamic soft landing in capacitive micromechanical switches, 98 (23), Applied Physics Letter 234101, DOI:10.1063/1.3598960, 2011.
  • J. Jakeman, r. Archibald, and D. Xiu, "Characterization of discontinuities in high-dimensional stochastic problems on adaptive sparse grids", Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 230, 3977-3997, 2011.
  • H. Kim and A. Strachan, "Molecular dynamics characterization of the contact strengths between clean metallic surfaces with nanoscale asperities", Physical Review B 83, 024108, (2011)
  • H. Kim and A. Strachan, "Molecular dynamics study of the contact strengths between clean metallic surfaces with nanoscale asperities," American Physical Society March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 2011.
  • M. Koslowski and A. Strachan, "Propagation of uncertainties in a multiscale model of crystalline plasticy", The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011, Chicago, IL, USA, May 30 - June 1, 2011.
  • M. Koslowski, A.Strachan, "Multiscale propagation of uncertainty quantification," Reliability Engineering and system safety, 96 (9) pp. 1161-1170, 2011.
  • M. Koslowski, D. Lee, and L. Lei, “Role of the grain boundary energetics on the maximum strength of nanocrystalline Nickel,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 59 (7), pp. 1427-1436, 2011.
  • M. Koslowski, L. Lei, and D. Lee, “Role of grain boundary energetics on the maximum strength of nanocrystalline nickel,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011, Chicago, IL, USA, May 30-June 1 2011
  • M. Koslowski, L. Lei and D. Lee, “Role of grain boundary and stacking fault energies on the maximum strength of nanocrystalline nickel,” 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN, July 25-29, 2011.
  • M. Koslowski, “Strengthening of metals by microstructural constraints,” Workshop on Complex Dynamics of Dislocations, Defects and Interfaces, Los Alamos, NM, November 2011.
  • M. Koslowski, “Deformation mechanisms in nanocrystalline Ni for MEMS applications, physical metallurgy” Gordon Research Conference, Stonehill College Easton, MA, July 31 - August 5 2011.
  • M. Koslowski, L. Lei, and D. Lee, "Role of grain boundary energetics on the maximum strength of nanocrystaline nickel", McMAT-2011, Chicago, IL, USA, May 30 - June 1, 2011.
  • M. Kulakhmetov and A. Alexeenko, "Model uncertainties in a sharp leading-edge hypersonic boundary layer," AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4-7, 2011. 
  • D. Lee, H. Kim, A. Strachan, and M. Koslowski, "Effect of core energy on mobility in a continuum dislocation model", Physical Review B, 83, 104101, 2011.
  • X. Liu, J. Small, D. Berdy, L.P.B. Katehi, W.J. Chappell, and D. Peroulis, “Impact of mechanical vibration on the performance of RF MEMS evanescent-mode tunable resonators,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 21 (8), pp. 406-408, Aug. 2011.
  • M. Manguoglu, F. Saied, A. Sameh, and A. Grama, "Performance models for the SPIKE banded linear system solver," Scientific Programming, 19, pp. 13-25, 2011.
  • S. Mathur, L. Sun, S. Das, D. Peroulis, A. Kovacs, J. Zeng, and J.Y. Murthy, "Uncertainty quantification of pullin phenomenon in capacitive RF-MEMS, " Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2011.
  • S. Mathur, L. Sun, S. Das, J.Y. Murthy, "Application of immersed boundary method to fluid, structure adn electrostatics interaction in MEMS," Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2011.
  • S. Mathur, A. Chigullapalli, and J.Y. Murthy, "Benchmarking of discrete stochastic Galerkin solver for computational fluid dynamics," SIAM CSE 2011, Reno, Nevada.
  • J.Y. Murthy, "Computational techniques for multiscale thermal transport in multimaterial systems," Invited paper, MRS Spring Meeting, April 2011, San Francisco, CA.
  • J. Nabeth, S. Chigullapalli, A. Alexeenko, "Quantifying the Knudsen force on heated microbeams: A compact model and direct comparison with measurements," Physical Review E, Vol 83, Article 066306, 5 pages, June 2011.
  • D. Parkos, N. Raghunathan, V. Ayyaswamy, A. Alexeenko, and D. Peroulis, "Near-contact Damping Model and Dynamic Response of Microbeams under High-g Loads," IEEE 24th International Conference on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS 2011), January 23-27, 2011.
  • R. A. Sayer, H. Hsu, J. Zeng, D. Peroulis, and T. S. Fisher, "Thermal characterization of Ni RF MEMS microbridges using electrical self-heating," Spring 2011 Materials Research Society Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • R. A. Sayer, J. D. Engerer, S. Sen, N. S. Vidhyadhiraja, and T. S. Fisher, "Low Frequency electrical noise thermometry for MEMS/NEMS devices," ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Paper # IMECE2011-63586, Denver, CO, 2011.
  • M. Snow and A. Bajaj, "Uncertainty quantification of nonlinear model of a MEMS switch," Seventh EUROMECH Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, ENOC 2011, July 24-29, 2011, Rome, Italy.
  • M. Snow and A. Bajaj, "Comprehensive reduced-order models of electrostatically actuated curved MEMS switches and their dynamics including impact and bounce," DETC 2011/MNS-48008, Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 29-31, 2011.
  • A. Strachan, "Quantifying variability and uncertainties in mulitscale modeling of MEMS," Uncertainty Quantification and Multiscale Materials  Modeling Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 13-15, 2011.
  • R. Tung, J. Lee, H. Sumali and Arvind Raman, "Non-monotonic pressure dependence of resonant frequencies of microelectromechanical systems supported on squeeze films," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Doi: 10.1088/0960-1317/21/2/025003, January 5, 2011.
  • R. Vedula, N. Anderson, and A. Strachan, "First principles investigation of structure adn electronic properties of amorphous Si3N4," American Physical Society March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 2011.
  • A. Venkattraman, A. Alexeenko, and M. Koslowski, "Contact-induced stress waves in contacting MEMS: Analysis of uncertainties and effects on lifetime," McMat-2011, Chicago, IL, USA, May 30 - June 1, 2011.
  • A. Venkattraman, A. Garg, D. Peroulis, and A. Alexeenko, “PIC/MCC simulations and measurements of microdischarges in metallic MEMS structures,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), 1 page, June 2011, Chicago, IL.
  • A. Venkattraman, A. Garg, D. Peroulis, and A. Alexeenko, "Field emission driven microplasma in MEMS: PIC/MCC modeling and direct measurements," Proceedings of International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA, July 22-27, 2011.
  • A. Venkattraman and A. Alexeenko, "Simulations of impulsive dynamics in RF MEMS capacitive switches", Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2011-64693, Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11-17, 2011.


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