Numerical analysis of thin skin depths of 3-D eddy-current problems using a combination of finite element and meshless methods

Siu Lau Ho, Shiyou Yang, Guangzheng Ni, H. C. Wong, Yuhuai Wang

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To alleviate the difficulties encountered in the generation of meshes for the finite element method for solving thin skin depth problems involving three-dimensional (3-D) eddy-currents, particularly hi cases in which the eddy-current region is only a fraction of the entire domain, a new technique based on the combination of finite element and meshless methods is proposed. The use of numerical approach to uphold the mathematical properties of the combined shape functions in terms of consistency and linear independence is also investigated. It is shown that a very coarse mesh is already sufficient to give accurate numerical results with the proposed algorithm. To validate and demonstrate the advantages of the proposed method, typical numerical results on studies of high-frequency 3-D eddy-current problems are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1354-1357
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2 II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004


  • Eddy-current
  • Finite element method
  • Meshless method
  • Thin skin depth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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