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Does SystemModeler have a spark gap among its analog electrical comonents?

Posted 1 year ago
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I'm crafting a circuit to simulate, etc, and I can't find any spark gap component in its library.

How could it be custom designed, or imported, if it's missing from the library?

In the alternative, could a voltage sensor tied to a switch act as a substitute since the only purpose I'm using the spark gap for is to periodically dissipate a build up of voltage?


I would modify the code in Modelica.Electrical.Analog.Interfaces.IdealSwitchWithArc to make use of their arc model. Alternatively you can model the arc using the CloserWithArc and switch it based on voltage to create the arc.

other alternatives:

  1. search the web for some lumped component models of a spark plug and implement one as a circuit.
  2. search the web for some equations for the spark plug and write a modelica model



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