Microsystem Analysis and Simulation System


MASS - 6874

Keywords microsystems simulation


Start Date: 01-JUL-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The objective of the MASS project is to develop an integrated environment for the analysis and simulation of microsystems and of microstructure devices and components in order to facilitate rapid product development.

MASS will include aspects of microsystems engineering such as stress and displacement analysis, fracture and crack propagation, heat transfer, fluid flow and dynamic behaviour. Automatic adaptive techniques for the construction of near optimal computational models will be used at each stage to ensure the system is rapid and easy to use. New boundary element technology will be used to simplify the modelling.

The MASS functions will be integrated into an analysis and simulation package, which will be interfaced to existing CAD, EDA and CAE tools.

Microstructures will be fabricated for demonstration and evaluation. The system will be installed at the plant of a pilot customer who designs and manufactures microsystems. The results will be incorporated in products marketed by vendor consortium members.


CONTACT POINT

Dr Robert A. Adey
Computational Mechanics
International
Ashurst Lodge
UK - Southampton SO4 2AACOMPMECH
tel: + 44/ 703-293-223
fax: + 44/ 703-292-853
telex: 47388 ATTN

Participants

COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS INT - UK - C
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - UK - P
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN - D - P
MICROPARTS GESELLSCHAFT FÜR
MIKROSTRUKTURTECHNIK - D - P


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MASS - 6874, December 1993


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