2.76 | Fall 2004 | Graduate

Multi-Scale System Design


1 Introduction to MuSS and SPM Case Study

Course Goals, Logistics and Expectations

Comparison of MuSS and MoSS Fundamentals

MuSS Example: Overview of SPM Technology

Suh, Nam P. “Complexity Theory Based on Axiomatic Design.” Chapter 3 in Complexity: Theory and Applications. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780195178760.
3 Macro/Meso-scales Components and Characteristics

Principles, Metrics and Types of Cross-scale Incompatibilities

Incompatibilities of Macro/Meso Parts with Micro/Nano Parts

Integrating Constraints on Macro/Meso-scale Parts

Hale, Layton C. “Principles and Techniques for Desiging Precision Machines.” MIT PhD Thesis. 1999, pp. 67-82, and 174-204. (PDF - 1.4 MB)
6 Scanning Probe Microscopy Project Introduction

Project Goals and Expectations

Demonstration of 2.76 SPM

Questions, Team Selection and Planning

Pohl, Dieter W. “Some Design Criteria in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.” IBM Journal of Research and Development 30, no. 4 (July 1986): 417.

Lewis, R. A., et al. “Student Scanning Tunneling Microscope.” Am. J. Phys. 59, no. 1 (January 1991): 38.

Binning, G., et al. “Surface Studies by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.” Physical Review Letters 49, no. 1 (5 July 1982): 57.

Golovchenko, J. A. “The Tunneling Microscope: A New Look at the Atomic World.” Science (New Series) 232, no. 48-53 (4 April 1986): 4746.

10 Nominal and Statistical Error Budgets

Principles of Determinism, Accuracy, Repeatability

Kinematic Error Modeling of Rigid-flexible Systems

Nominal and Probabilitic System Error Modeling

Prepost, R. “Scanning Tunneling Microscope.” Notes for Physics 407 Advanced Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, April 26 2000, pp. 1-14 (PDF)
12 Mechanical Interfaces for Cross-scale Alignment

Principles of Mechanical Constraint

Design of Rigid, Flexible and Rigid-flexible Constraint

Manufacturing and Assembly of Cross-scale Interfaces

Hale, Layton C. Appendix C: Contact Mechanics, in “Principles and Techniques for Desiging Precision Machines.” MIT PhD Thesis. 1999, pp. 417-426. (PDF)

Slocum, A. “Kinematic Couplings for Precision Fixturing - Part 1: Formulation of Design Parameters.” Precision Engineering 10, no. 2 (April 1988): 86.

Slocum, A. “Kinematic Couplings for Precision Fixturing - Part 2: Experimental Determination of Repeatability and Stiffness.” Precision Engineering 10, no. 3 (July 1988): 115.

Slocum, A. “Design of Three-groove Kinematic Couplings.” Precision Engineering 14, no. 2 (April 1992): 67.

_Optional Readings

_Culpepper, M. L., et al. “Design of Integrated Eccentric Mechanisms and Exact Constraint Fixtures for Micron-level Repeatability and Accuracy.” Paper accepted for publication in Precision Engineering.

Mangudi, K., and M. L. Culpepper. “Active, Compliant Fixtures for Nanomanufacturing.” 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering, Orlando, FL., October 2004, pp. 113 -116.

Slocum, et al. “Flexural Mount Kinematic Couplings and Method.” U. S. Patent 5, 678, 944. Granted October 21, 1997.

Culpepper, M. L., et al. “Quasi-kinematic Couplings for Low-cost Precision Alignment of High-volume Assemblies.” Transactions of the ASME 126 (May 2004): 456-463.

Culpepper, M. L. “Design of Quasi-kinematic Couplings.” Precision Engineering 28 (2004): 338–357.

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