I am modelling a MEMS comb drive, and was looking to find the net electric force on one of the combs. I made a simple model, as my model was too large to attach (even after compression, archiving, and zipping). In this model, I am looking to find the net electric force (magnitude and direction) on the part named "Oscillator Comb". Is there a method to do this?
Thanks for your help,
Model is attached, in a zip folder.
It's very easy! In the Results environment, you want to display "Results Contours > Electrostatic Force > Vector Plot".
Then select the nodes where you want to sum the forces, right-click, "Inquire Results".
On the dialog, set the summary drop-down to "Sum", and the adjacent field will show the sum of each vector component.
John Holtz, P.E.
Senior User Experience Designer, Simulation
Current version of Mechanical & Multiphysics: 2013 SP1 (2013.01.00.0012 28-Jun-2012)