Bent copper wire resistance
QuickField simulation example
Calculation of bending effect on wire electrical resistance
3D problem of DC conduction.
All dimensions are in millimeters.
Copper electric conductivity σ = 56 MS/m.
Current I = 100 A.
Determine the resistance of the bent copper wire.
The resistance R is equal to the ratio of voltage drop V to the current I
R = V / I [Ohm]
We apply normal current density jn = I / A (where A is a wire cross-section area) at current terminal and zero potential at ground terminal. DC conduction simulation yields the current terminal electric potential V.
Electric potential and current distribution in a wire:
Current terminal electric potential V = 0.00168 [V].
Resistance R = 0.00168 / 100 = 16.8 [uOhm].