NPL

Case Studies

From Zinc

This page contains some case studies of advanced systems successfully modelled using Zinc. For more basic learning examples, please consult the Tutorial Manual. All case studies come complete with input files for Zinc so you can run these examples yourself. Please let us know how you get on!


Hybrid Model

Elastic model where part of the system is modelled using finite elements and part using atoms. The two parts are then coupled using traction forces and displacement interpolation.

MEMS Electrostatic Actuator

Electric potential model through a cross section of a comb drive actuator, to study the effect of relative electrode displacements on the electrostatic forces in the system.