Discrete Constitutive Equations over Hexahedral Grids for Eddy-current Problems
L. Codecasa; R. Specogna; and F. Trevisan

doi:10.3970/cmes.2008.031.129
Source CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 129-144, 2008
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Keywords Discrete constitutive equations, discrete geometric approach, eddy-currents.
Abstract In the paper we introduce a methodology to construct discrete constitutive matrices relating magnetic fluxes with magneto motive forces (reluctance matrix) and electro motive forces with currents (conductance matrix) needed for discretizing eddy current problems over hexahedral primal grids by means of the Finite Integration Technique (FIT) and the Cell Method (CM). We prove that, unlike the mass matrices of Finite Elements, the proposed matrices ensure both the stability and the consistency of the discrete equations introduced in FIT and CM.
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