In this paper, dynamic behavior and pull-in phenomenon of electrically actuated rectangular micro plates under the effect of squeeze-film damping and nonlinear electrostatic force is studied. Finite element method is implemented in order to drive weak formulations of linear and nonlinear micro plate equations of motion based on classical plate theory (CPT) (for thin microplates with moderate nonlinearity) and squeeze-film damping based on Reynolds nonlinear equation. Finally, an efficient reduced-order model contingent on singular value decomposition method (SVD) is used to study dynamic pull-in phenomenon. This model is constructed by the global basis functions achieved from a few runs of FEM and can reduce simulation time. Validating the macro model results with full FEM simulation shows that this model is effective.

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