Simulation of Multiphysics Contact in a Power Conductor

Model ID: 4119


This model illustrates how to implement a multiphysics contact. It models the thermal and electrical behavior of two contacting parts of a switch. The electrical current and the heat flow from one part to the other only through the contact surface. The contact switch device has a cylindrical body and plate hook shapes at the contact area. There, the thermal and electrical apparent resistances are coupled to the mechanical contact pressure at the interface, which is solved by the model.