"Failed to find a solution. Singular Matrix" error?
Posted Jun 29, 2020, 12:23 PM EDT AC/DC & Electromagnetics, Geometry, Studies & Solvers Version 5.5 1 Reply
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I am working on the "coil_problem" file as linked below. I am modeling it after the "spiral_inductor_example" also listed below, an example inductor made by comsol.
I get this error in my file:
Failed to find a solution. Singular matrix.
For mesh case 0 there are 11138 void equations (empty rows in matrix) for the variable comp1.V. at coordinates: (0.000686822,0.00212369,0.008625), (0.000565153,0.00227532,0.008625), (0.000440802,0.0028101,0.008625), (0.000894801,0.00158726,0.008625), (0.00071615,0.00179363,0.008625), ...
and similarly for the degrees of freedom (empty columns in matrix). Returned solution is not converged. Not all parameter steps returned.
I know that that means that likely my boundary conditions are screwed up, but I'm not finding any discrepancies between my model and the boundary conditions of the comsol model? Maybe you guys can figure out where I'm going wrong.
Could it also be a problem with the geometry? for referecne, my copper wires are subtracted so that they intersect perfectly with the air, and caps are placed on edges to act as the terminal and ground conditions. Is there a problem with this?
Please help, I've been stuck on this problem for weeks.
(for reference, I'm trying to model a simple coil with current running through to generate a magnetic field. It is a stationar study. Mesh is set to coarse)