|Abstract or Summary
- The research is about developing a computerized design system for
microtechnology-based energy, and chemical systems (MECS). MECS devices are
a part of microfabrication, which primarily focuses on taking advantage of the
extremely high rates of heat and mass transfer available in microstructures. It
typically consists of intricate arrays of components interconnected within a single
block of metal, ceramic, or polymeric material. In terms of size, MECS devices
are in-between micro-scale and macro-scale fabrication, sometimes called mesoscale
The MECS devices are built by using the microlamination process. In
contrast to conventional manufacturing, microlamination process builds the product layer by layer, and joins those layers into a device by a bonding process.
The final shape of a MECS device will dictate how each layer should be patterned
and how it will be assembled together. Slicing the model into sufficiently thin
layers convert the intricate array of components from the 3-D model representation
into 2-D model. Currently, there is no CAD system that provides a design tool that
sufficiently accommodates the needs of the microlamination process. Instead of
creating a brand new CAD system, the solution is to adapt an existing system to
become an enhanced design tool for the microlamination.
The computerized design system for the MECS environment starts with
designing the MECS device in a 3-D CAD solid model. This design information is
then extracted and decomposed into features information. Using the features
information, the layering process is accomplished by applying the orientation
algorithm to determine the best orientation for the device. The slicing algorithm
slices the device into layers according to the predetermined orientation. Within the
software environment, this design and layering process is completed by
implementing geometric modeling principles and utilizing computational
The system is implemented in the SolidWorks CAD/CAM environment.
Example parts and real MECS devices are presented to demonstrate the major step
and verify the feasibility of the system developed. The system is capable to orienting and slicing the devices that have all through type features, all nonthrough
type features, or a combination of through and non-through type features.
- File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 256 Grayscale) using Capture Perfect 3.0.82 on a Canon DR-9080C in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
- description.provenance : Submitted by Eric Vanderwall (email@example.com) on 2011-08-11T17:42:47ZNo. of bitstreams: 1AriastutiRetna2006.pdf: 3963626 bytes, checksum: 8e6e9cc9fff2fe36439fd95d6d7e47f9 (MD5)
- description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(firstname.lastname@example.org) on 2011-08-15T17:29:37Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1AriastutiRetna2006.pdf: 3963626 bytes, checksum: 8e6e9cc9fff2fe36439fd95d6d7e47f9 (MD5)
- description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(email@example.com) on 2011-08-16T15:34:51Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1AriastutiRetna2006.pdf: 3963626 bytes, checksum: 8e6e9cc9fff2fe36439fd95d6d7e47f9 (MD5)
- description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2011-08-16T15:34:51Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1AriastutiRetna2006.pdf: 3963626 bytes, checksum: 8e6e9cc9fff2fe36439fd95d6d7e47f9 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2005-07-21