Critical Load Factor for Different Piezoresistive Cantilever Geometries

Ankit Sagar, Chetan Kamble and Panse, M.S.

Cantilever are gaining wide spread popularity as actuators and sensors. Cantilevers are fixed at one end and free at other end. Thus a weight added to the free end causes the cantilever beam to bend. Buckling is considered as a mathematical instability. It can cause sideways failure. In this paper various cantilever geometries are studied and their critical load factor for a fixed weight is calculated. It also shows the effect of modifying the geometry on critical load factor.