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Connecting a resistor to piezoelectric elements (ANSYS Mechanical APDL)

Connecting a resistor to piezoelectric elements (ANSYS Mechanical APDL)

Connecting a resistor to piezoelectric elements (ANSYS Mechanical APDL)

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Hi,

I'm modelling a vibrating piezoelectric energy harvester in ANSYS, consisting of an upper face (with coupled voltage degrees of freedom) and a lower grounded face (with an assigned voltage boundary condition of 0 volts).
I need to connect a resistor across the upper and lower faces but I'm not sure how to do this. Is coupling the nodes of the resistor to the upper and lower faces of the piezo the right way to go about this?

Any help is much appreciated!

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