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Nakata, Takayoshi Okayama University
Takahashi, N. Okayama University
Fujiwara, K. Okayama University
Shiraki, Y. Okayama University
In order to evaluate the best type of element for the finite-element analysis of 3-D eddy currents, a fundamental model is analyzed using the usual first-order tetrahedral, triangular prism, and brick nodal elements, and also the brick edge element. The effects of the types of elements on the flux and eddy-current distributions are investigated using the A-φ method and the T-Ω method. It is concluded that the brick edge element is best from the viewpoints of accuracy and CPU time
finite element analysis
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/20.106346
Published with permission from the copyright holder. This is the institute's copy, as published in Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, Mar. 1990, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 434-437.
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