WIT Press


Electrical Network Formulations Of Mechanical Finite-element Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIC970241

Volume

34

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

789 kb

Author(s)

J. Bielefeld, G. Pelz & G. Zimmer

Abstract

This paper presents a new and general method to include mechanical finite element models within an electronics simulator. The approach used directly transforms a finite element into an equivalent electrical network. With that, we accomplish integrated simulations of electronics and complicated, irregular mechanical structures which are very typical in microsystem technology. The methodology can be applied to all analog circuit simulators containing capabilities for analog hardware description languages and a procedural language interface. 1 Introduction In Pelz et al. [1] introduced an integrated approach for the simulation of microsystems by an ele

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