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Simulation of RF Tissue Ablation

This example exemplifies how to model tissue ablation through applying RF radiation. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "Study Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation Using Simulation". Read More

Microresistor Beam

Microresistors allow for quick and accurate actuation or structural movement directly related to the electricity that is applied to them. Microresistors can be used in many applications where small perturbations or deflections are required to be applied to devices, almost ... Read More

Pull-In and Pull-Out Analysis of a Biased Resonator — 2D

An electrostatically actuated MEMS resonator is simulated. The device is driven by an AC + DC bias voltage applied across a parallel plate capacitor. In this example, the pull-in and pull-out voltages of the resonator are computed. This is done via a quasi-static analysis of the ... Read More

Applying a Current-Voltage Switch to Models

This example exemplifies how to model the switching between current and voltage excitations in Terminal boundary conditions. A more detailed description of the phenomenon and the modeling process can be seen in the blog post "Control Current and Voltage Sources with the AC/DC Module". Read More

Manufacturing Variation Effects in a Micromachined Comb-Drive Tuning Fork Rate Gyroscope

This tutorial example is kindly provided by Dr. James Ransley at Veryst Engineering, LLC. This model continues from the base model “A Micromachined Comb-Drive Tuning Fork Rate Gyroscope”, which is also provided by Dr. Ransley. The model demonstrates how to accurately compute the effects ... Read More

Gecko Foot

In nature, geckos use dry adhesion forces to climb walls. They have inspired researchers to develop synthetic gecko foot hairs to be used in, for example, robot applications. This model contains the nano/micro hierarchy of a synthetic gecko foot hair, where cantilever beams both in nano ... Read More

Zernike Polynomial Fitting of a Deformed Surface

This tutorial shows how the displacement field of a deformed surface can be fit to a Zernike polynomial basis. The method of linear least-squares fitting is made significantly easier when fitting to an orthonormal basis, such as the Zernike polynomials on a circle. The displacement ... Read More

Trimmer Capacitor

A trimmer capacitor has a variable capacitance. One way of obtaining this is to use parallel facing electrodes with a variable overlap area. In this example, the capacitance can be changed by turning one electrode using a screwdriver. Typically a linear angular response is desired. ... Read More

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