A Parameterized Mesh generation and refinement method for finite element parameter sweeping analysis of electromagnetic devices

Yanpu Zhao, Shuangxia Niu, Siu Lau Ho, Weinong Fu, Jianguo Zhu

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A parameterized mesh generation and refinement method is presented for parameter sweeping analysis of electromagnetic designs. The advantages of the method are distinct in that the method is remeshing-free, thus it can significantly reduce the numerical simulation time during the finite element analysis (FEA) process. The refinement procedure is accomplished in an adaptive manner to concentrate the mesh vertices to regions with large solution variations. A high quality mesh can be obtained and kept by using this method with triangular finite elements. An example of parameter sweeping for optimal electric motor design is given to showcase the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6136775
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012


  • Finite element analysis
  • mesh refinement
  • parameterized mesh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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