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Measure voltage difference between 2 points on model

Vijay Ramakrishnan
Dear Sir,
I want to know if there is any way i can insert a voltage probe or electrodes in my comsol model, to measure the voltage difference between two points in the model.
Thanking you in advance,
Vijay

3 Replies Last Post 21:59 GMT-05:00 19. jan. 2017
Posted: 5 years ago 13:25 GMT-04:00 9. okt. 2012
Vijay,

I believe all you have to do is (say you are in a 2D model) add two Domain Point Probes (right click on Definitions under [FileName] > Model(#) > Definitions). In one Point Prove Expression, set it equal to V; in the other, set the expression equal to V - mod1.ppb1 (or whatever the probe is). Then you can plot mod1.ppb2 as a function of whatever you like. I believe that this will get you what you want. There may be other ways to do this using a line, and then finding the potential distribution along that line. There is a very detailed explanation of this in the help documents as well.


Good luck,
John
Vijay, I believe all you have to do is (say you are in a 2D model) add two Domain Point Probes (right click on Definitions under [FileName] > Model(#) > Definitions). In one Point Prove Expression, set it equal to V; in the other, set the expression equal to V - mod1.ppb1 (or whatever the probe is). Then you can plot mod1.ppb2 as a function of whatever you like. I believe that this will get you what you want. There may be other ways to do this using a line, and then finding the potential distribution along that line. There is a very detailed explanation of this in the help documents as well. Good luck, John

Posted: 5 years ago 14:48 GMT-04:00 9. okt. 2012
Hi John

As you say, its better to use a boundary than a 2nd order (down) entity (as a point or edge in 3D), as you might have singularities on calulating flux around a singe point/vertex/edge

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Good luck
Ivar
Hi John As you say, its better to use a boundary than a 2nd order (down) entity (as a point or edge in 3D), as you might have singularities on calulating flux around a singe point/vertex/edge -- Good luck Ivar

Posted: 11 months ago 21:59 GMT-05:00 19. jan. 2017

Hi John

As you say, its better to use a boundary than a 2nd order (down) entity (as a point or edge in 3D), as you might have singularities on calulating flux around a singe point/vertex/edge

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Good luck
Ivar


[QUOTE] Hi John As you say, its better to use a boundary than a 2nd order (down) entity (as a point or edge in 3D), as you might have singularities on calulating flux around a singe point/vertex/edge -- Good luck Ivar [/QUOTE]

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