We investigate in a silicon micromachined arch beam the activation of a one-to-one internal resonance between the first symmetric and first antisymmetric modes simultaneously with the activation of a two-to-one internal resonance between these modes and the second symmetric mode. The arch is excited electrically, using an antisymmetric partial electrode to activate both modes of vibrations, and tuned electrothermally via Joule’s heating. Theoretically, we explore the dynamics of the beam using the Galerkin and multiple timescales methods. The simulation results are shown to have good agreement with the experimental data. The results show the merging of both modes at crossing, after which the first antisymmetric mode exchanges the nonlinear behavior with the first symmetric mode. The nonlinear behavior of the arch beam is demonstrated and analyzed experimentally and theoretically as experiencing the simultaneous 2:1 and 1:1 internal resonances.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge the financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).