Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 37, Number 2, February 2007
|Page(s)||191 - 195|
|Section||Magnetism and Superconductivity|
|Published online||17 January 2007|
Nonconforming mesh generation for finite volume method applied to 3-D magnetic field analysis
Departement d'Électrotechnique, Université Mohamed Kheider, 07000
2 IREENA, CRTT boulevard de l'Université, BP 406, 44600 Saint Nazaire Cedex, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 12 October 2006
Accepted: 17 October 2006
Published online: 17 January 2007
An algorithm for generating and connecting 3-D nonconforming mesh with Finite Volume Method FVM is developed. The accuracy and computational performance using the nonconforming mesh technique are compared with those using the conventional conforming mesh. The algorithm is applied to solve a 3-D magnetostatic workshop problem proposed by IEEJ. It is shown that the memory requirements and CPU time using the nonconforming mesh can be decreased to about 1/2 of those using the conforming one. Moreover, the accuracy of the magnetic flux density is significantly improved.
PACS: 47.11.Df – Finite volume methods / 41.20.Gz – Magnetostatics; magnetic shielding, magnetic induction, boundary-value problems
© EDP Sciences, 2007
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