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Using Quick Field for Field Theory

Using Quick Field for Field Theory

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USING QUICK FIELD FOR FIELD THEORY
Problem Creation
Firstly, you need to create a problem by going to File Menu and click on
New problem
.A small window prompts up, type in the name you wish to give the problem
“problemname
” and click
next
. At the next page, ensure you set the problem type drop downbox to
electrostatic
and you select
plane-parallel
button. At the next page select theright units (
millimeters and Cartesian coordinates
).
Geometry Settings
Go to the left hand corner of the window, double click on
geometry: “problem name”
,this will open the worksheet at the main window. Then Click on the
plus (+)
buttonbefore Data which is located under
geometry: “problem name”
. You will see blocklabel, edge label and vertex label.
Block Labels
Click on the plus button before block label, you will see None defined, right click on itand rename it e.g. water, then right click again and go to properties, then set therelative permittivity to e.g. 80 for water. Then click ok.
Edge Labels
Click on the
plus (+)
button before edge label, you will see
None defined
, right click onit and rename it e.g. name is “electrode 1”. Right click again, then go to propertiesand set the voltage to 0V, click ok. Repeat this step for the second electrode (name is“electrode 2”) and set Voltage to approx. 8V. Also, do this same step for the mediumedge (name is “water boundary”) and set the surface charge to 0, do not set thevoltage.
Setting up the electrodes and the medium
Go to the main menu under edit, click on
insert mode
or go to the top menu and select
insert vertices/edges
then go to the worksheet in the main window, right click on it andselect “
add vertices
”. Input all the coordinates as specified in the practical manual forthe two electrodes and for the water boundary while in the insert mode.
Example
 
 2For the two parallel plates,After the right click on the worksheet, click on “
add vertices
”, this will prompt you asmall window asking for input x and y.Enter X = 26.5 (mm)Y= 31.7 (mm) then click addNote that the vertex (point) is highlighted as a green point on theworksheetNext, input,X = 33.1Y =31.7 then click addNext, input,X = 26.5Y = 82.6 then click addNext, inputX = 33.1Y = 82.6 then click add and close after typing the whole coordinates.All this points defines the vertices for electrode 1. Repeat the same for electrode 2.The vertices for the dimension of the board dimension (water boundary) indicated inthe manual can be broken down as follows;X=0 Y=0X=148.1 Y=0X=0 Y=114.2X=148.1 Y=114.2Follow the same steps that were used for the two electrodes.
 
 3You can click on the “
smart to fit
” button on the top menu to see clearly the wholesetupYou can now join the points/vertices/coordinates using your mouse while still in insertmode.Go back to
select mode
by either clicking on the
insert mode
under the
edit
button orclick on the
select mode
button at the top menu. Right click on the water medium andselect properties. Go to
label
drop down button and choose the right option e.g.water, then click ok. Do the same for all the lines (edges) of your electrodes e.g.electrode 1 or electrode 2. Press the control button on your keyboard and click on thefour edges of the electrode at the same time (note: each line clicked are highlightedas red), the right click on one of the highlighted red line and select properties, Go to
label
drop down button and choose the right option e.g. electrode 1, then click ok. Dothe same for electrode 2 and the water boundary and ensure you select the rightoption that is electrode 2 and water boundary option respectively.
Doing the mesh
Select all the set up by just clicking on your diagram/setup, then either go to edit andclick “
build mesh
” under it, then select “
All blocks
” , then go to electrode 1 and selectit, right click and click remove mesh, then click on “
from selection
” , do the same forelectrode 2. You can achieve all these by just clicking on the
mesh
button at the topmenu. It is expected to prompt you a complaint that it has exceeded 255 nodes (This isdue to the fact that you are using a student version of Quick field). To solve this, rightclick on the diagram and select properties, go to spacing and change it to manualthen input a number e.g. 10 and click ok. Try click the mesh button again, if it gives thesame complaint then repeat the step and increase the number gradually till it works(Spacing = 10 should be fine). You should see the meshes.Note: The meshes in the electrode are removed because the electrodes are metallicthus the voltage across it is the same (there is no potential difference).If it is not metallicthen there will be need to mesh the electrodes as well.

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