Reduced order modelling of nonlinear vibrating multiphysics microstructures with deep learning-based approaches


Micro-electro-mechanical-systems are complex structures, often involving nonlinearites of geometric and multiphysics nature, that are used as sensors and actuators in countless applications. Starting from full-order representations, we apply deep learning techniques to generate accurate, efficient, and real-time reduced order models to be used for the simulation and optimization of higher-level complex systems. We extensively test the reliability of the proposed procedures on micromirrors, arches, and gyroscopes, as well as displaying intricate dynamical evolutions such as internal resonances. In particular, we discuss the accuracy of the deep learning technique and its ability to replicate and converge to the invariant manifolds predicted using the recently developed direct parametrization approach that allows the extraction of the nonlinear normal modes of large finite element models. Finally, by addressing an electromechanical gyroscope, we show that the non-intrusive deep learning approach generalizes easily to complex multiphysics problems.

Sensors, 23(6), 3001
Stefania Fresca
Stefania Fresca
Assistant Professor

My research interests are scientific machine learning, reduced order modeling and AI.