Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 14, Issue 9–11, pp 1269–1277 | Cite as

On the simulation of molded micro components and systems

  • Albert AlbersEmail author
  • Hans-Georg Enkler
  • Pablo Leslabay
Technical Paper


Regarding micro components and systems, experimental work for characterizing materials’ properties as well as components’ and systems’ behaviors have to be supplemented by numerical analyses. These analyses should cover component and system issues. On a component level, macroscopic approaches are extended by methods allowing consideration of the influence of components’ grain structures including possible defects. On a system level, the high tolerances accepted for the individual components due to production inaccuracy and their effects on the expected load distribution capability of the system are taken into account. This paper presents approaches for simulation of micro components and systems using the finite element method and multi body simulation. Methods to overcome the abovementioned issues will be shown, as well as the effects of grain structure on the stress distribution in the individual components.


Contact Force Planetary Gear Response History Gear Train Planetary Gear Train 
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We are grateful for the support provided by German Research Foundation (DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) within the scope of Collaborative Research Center 499 “Design, Production and Quality Assurance of Molded Micro Components made of Metallic and Ceramic Materials”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Albers
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hans-Georg Enkler
    • 1
  • Pablo Leslabay
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Product Development (IPEK)University of Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany

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