Quick video showing how to use the Post Processor to analyse and visualise the output data from PZFlex models.
The video demonstrates how to customise the interface in Analyst mode and features of the new Interactive Graphics window
Setting up and running a simulation in PZFlex can be quick and easy in the new PZFlex Designer Mode. The video uses a Contour Mode Resonator CAD model to demonstrate the PZFlex Workflow from selecting materials, applying loads to analysing your results.
With our highly efficient solvers, full 3D models can be simulated in short time frames to allow your full design to be evaluated without assumptions and simplifications. Here is a quick example of 3D transducer stimulated with a pulse and ringing down in an open air environment.
A typical set up for evaluating flow in a pipe. The video shows the ease of setting up a complex pipe geometry for a transient simulation by following the PZFlex workflow.
First few cycles of a pentagonal shaped FBAR. The video shows surface velocity, like you’d see on a laser vibrometer in the lab. Full simulation runs for 3,000 cycles and builds up a full spectral analysis of the device from a single run! This design was Optimized using Matlab’s Genetic Algorithm via FlexConnect.
This simple 2D model of a steel block with a void region shows how simple the setup process can be using the new PZFlex Designer Mode. The full workflow from model import to post processing outputs is demonstrated in the short video.
GDSII is an industry standard file format for integrated circuit (IC) layout artwork which is now compatible with PZFlex. The video offers a quick demonstration of how the tool works and how to generate a model from a GDSII file.
The Designer Mode interface has been designed to allow mechanical wave propagation and piezoelectric models to be set up very easily. The 2D Transducer Model shows how to set up both loading types within the GUI.
PZFlex simulation of a plane wave propagating from the left side of a steel block, encountering an angled defect at approximately 1/3 of the way along its length. This simple example showcases a number of fundamental features of ultrasonic wave propagation, such as reflection, refraction and mode conversion. Note the Rayleigh wave running along the crack surface.
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