Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 13, Number 2, February 2001
|Page(s)||137 - 142|
|Published online||15 February 2001|
Optimization of a finite element mesh for large air-gap deformations*
Laboratoire d'Électrotechnique de Grenoble (INPG-UJF, CNRS UMR 552), BP 46, 38402 Saint-Martin
d'Hères Cedex, France
2 Schneider Electric - Research center A2, 38050 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Revised: 4 December 2000
Accepted: 19 December 2000
Published online: 15 February 2001
When performing the analysis of electromechanical transient problems with movement, it is needed to take into account the air gap deformation with time. A new remeshing procedure is proposed. It is based on node displacements coupled to a Delaunay algorithm. The node movement is described using bubbles in association with a physical model. The procedure generates high-quality meshes.
PACS: 85.70.Ay – Magnetic device characterization, design, and modeling / 02.70.Dh – Finite-element and Galerkin methods / 02.60.Cb – Numerical simulation; solution of equations
© EDP Sciences, 2001
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