10 August 2018
- Last edited 10 August 2018
Thanks for your answer, but, I do not think that will be applicable because the simulation of this spark I think is not in a transient electrical situation. Although, do you think that with ANSYS Maxwell it would be possible? Because in the company I'm working in, we got the license but is not that easy to ask for it, so, I should be sure that maybe with ANSYS Maxwell what I explained is possible to simulate.
I attach a part of a text that I have sended to someone who make tutorials of ANSYS Software in youtube in order to make it clearer to understeand what I want.
I am doing an university project in Lear Corporation about PCB Spark Gaps replacing ESD Capacitors (MLCC). I wanted to simulate the behaviour of the Spark Gaps with different shapes and gap distances in front of the ESD Test that they have to pass. This ESD test is carried out by the IEC 61000-4-2. Using a Capacitor and a resistor, an specific current waveform will goes to the device under test that need to be protected by those spark gaps. It is possible with ANSYS to simulate different PCB spark gaps models with variable gap distances that will have to deviate the current generated by the ESD through it instead of the DUT? Also, would be nice if the deviation only happens from an specific voltage (Breakdown voltage), because if the dielectric breakdown is not broken, the spark will not occur and the current should not be deviated through the spark.