WIT Press


Function Based Approach In Transient Finite Element Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ES990131

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

647 kb

Author(s)

R. Mertens, U. Pahner and K. Hameyer

Abstract

Numerical simulation of electromagnetic devices using the finite element method is nowadays more than just a magnetostatic calculation. Induced currents, saturation and end-effects have to be taken into account. With the ever increasing computation power of state of the art computers, the transient method using a one-step time-stepping scheme is in common use in finite element analysis. Effects of higher harmonics caused by the non-linear behaviour of materials, motion, but also by non-sinusoidal excitation and faults, can be considered. Applying non-sinusoidal voltages and currents at the finite element model must be possible in an easy and comprehensible way. This is obtained by a function based description of th

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