FEM EquationElectrostatic

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FEM EquationElectrostatic.svg FEM EquationElectrostatic

Menu location
Solve → Electrostatic equation
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Electricforce equation, FEM Example Capacitance Two Balls

This equation perform electrostatic analyses using Gauss' law.

For info about the math of the equation, see the Elmer models manual, section Electrostatics.


  1. After adding an Elmer solver as described here, select it in the tree view.
  2. Now either use the toolbar button FEM EquationElectrostatic.svg or the menu Solve → Electrostatic equation.
  3. Change the equation's solver settings or the general solver settings if necessary.

Solver Settings

For the general solver settings, see the Elmer solver settings.

The electrostatic equation provides these special settings: