WIT Press


A Finite Element Package For Electromagnetics Using Generalised Cartesian Elements

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ES990201

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

786 kb

Author(s)

Gerrit Mur and loan E. Lager

Abstract

In the present paper the philosophy underlying the Des_ Cartes finite- element package for the direct computation of (electro)magnetic fields is discussed. This package is based on the use of a new type of element, the generalised Cartesian finite element, that automatically cares for the mod- elling of the conditions at interfaces between different media and along the outer boundaries. The formulation of the finite-element method used is chosen such that it simultaneously minimises the error in the curl and the error in the divergence. 1 Introduction Finite-element methods for computing electromagnetic fields often yield highly inaccurate results even when the field equat

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