Modeling a Capacitive Position Sensor Using BEM
Application ID: 47571
This tutorial model explains how to extract lumped matrices by means of the Stationary Source Sweep study. The capacitance matrix of a five-terminal system is used to infer the position of a metallic object rather like real-world capacitive position sensors.
The example illustrates the use of the boundary element method (BEM), which is supported by the Electrostatics, Boundary Elements interface.
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