Microresistor Beam

Application ID: 23541

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 instantaneously.

The Microresistor Beam application illustrates the importance of fully coupled, multiphysics simulations. An electric potential is applied across a small resistor and the deformation, temperature, and electric potential within the beam are computed.

This application allows for the geometric dimensions to be varied, along with the material properties, electrical conductivity, and applied voltage. Based on the results, you can design the right microresistor for your device.

This application example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: