Publications on Microelectromechanical Systems

  1. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Electromechanical Model of Electrically Actuated Narrow MicrobeamsJ. MicroElectroMechanical Systems5, 1175-1189, 2006.
  2. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Analysis of Electrostatic MEMS using Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin MethodEngineering Analysis with Boundary Elements30, 949-962, 2006.
  3. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Capacitance Estimate for Electrostatically Actuated Narrow MicrobeamsMicro & Nano Letters, 1, 71-73, 2007.
  4. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Effects of Casimir Force on Pull-in Instability in MicromembranesEurophysics Letters77, Art. No. 20010, 2007.
  5. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Vibrations of Narrow Microbeams Predeformed by an Electric FieldJ. of Sound and Vibration309, 600-612, 2008.
  6. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Review of Modeling Electrostatically Actuated Microelectromechanical SystemsSmart Materials and Structures16, R23-R31, 2007.
  7. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Effects of van der Waals force and thermal Stresses on Pull-in Instability of Clamped Rectangular MicroplatesSensors8, 1048-1069, 2008.
  8. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri and D. Spinello, Reduced-order Models for Microelectromechanical Rectangular and Circular Plates Incorporating the Casimir ForceInt. J. Solids and Structures45, 3558-3583, 2008.
  9. R. C. Batra, M. Porfiri, and D. Spinello, Vibrations and Pull-in Instabiities of Microelectromechanical von Karman Elliptic Plates Incorporating the Casimir Force,J. of Sound and Vibration315, 939-960, 2008.
  10. D. J. Hasanyan, R. C. Batra and S. Harutyunyan, Pull-in Instabilities in functionally Graded Microthermoelectromechanical SystemsJ. of Thermal Stresses31, 1006-1021, 2008.
  11. K. Das and R. C. Batra, Pull-in and Snap-through Instabilities in Transient Deformations of Microelectromechanical SystemsJ. Micromech. Microeng., 19, 035008, 2009.



Dr. Batra's CV

Romesh C. Batra, PhD

University Distinguished Professor, Clifton C. Garvin Professor

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Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (0219)
Norris Hall, Room 333-E, Virginia Tech
495 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 



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Research Activities in the Computational Mechanics Lab (poster)


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Summary of Results on Laminated Plates