The Marching On-In-Time (MOT) unstructured Partial Element Equivalent Circuit (PEEC) method for time domain electromagnetic problems is presented. The method allows the transient analysis of electrically large electromagnetic devices consisting of conductive, dielectric, and magnetic media coupled with external lumped circuits. By re-formulating PEEC following the Coulombian interpretation of magnetization phenomena and by using electric and magnetic vector potentials, the proposed approach allows for a completely equivalent treatment of electric and magnetic media and inhomogeneous and anisotropic materials are accounted for as well. With respect to the recently proposed Marching On-In-Time PEEC approach, based on the standard (structured) discretization of PEEC, the method presented in this paper uses a different space and time MOT discretization, which allows for a reduction in the number of the unknowns. Analytical and industrial test cases consisting in electrically large devices are considered (e.g., the model of a Neutral Beam Injector adopted in thermonuclear fusion applications). Results obtained from the simulations show that the proposed method is accurate and yields good performances. Moreover, when rich harmonic content transient phenomena are considered, the unstructured MOT–PEEC method allows for a significant reduction of the memory and computation time when compared to techniques based on Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform applied to the frequency domain unstructured PEEC approach.

Marching on-in-time unstructured PEEC method for electrically large structures with conductive, dielectric, and magnetic media

Torchio R.
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Voltolina D.;Bettini P.;Moro F.;Alotto P.
2020

Abstract

The Marching On-In-Time (MOT) unstructured Partial Element Equivalent Circuit (PEEC) method for time domain electromagnetic problems is presented. The method allows the transient analysis of electrically large electromagnetic devices consisting of conductive, dielectric, and magnetic media coupled with external lumped circuits. By re-formulating PEEC following the Coulombian interpretation of magnetization phenomena and by using electric and magnetic vector potentials, the proposed approach allows for a completely equivalent treatment of electric and magnetic media and inhomogeneous and anisotropic materials are accounted for as well. With respect to the recently proposed Marching On-In-Time PEEC approach, based on the standard (structured) discretization of PEEC, the method presented in this paper uses a different space and time MOT discretization, which allows for a reduction in the number of the unknowns. Analytical and industrial test cases consisting in electrically large devices are considered (e.g., the model of a Neutral Beam Injector adopted in thermonuclear fusion applications). Results obtained from the simulations show that the proposed method is accurate and yields good performances. Moreover, when rich harmonic content transient phenomena are considered, the unstructured MOT–PEEC method allows for a significant reduction of the memory and computation time when compared to techniques based on Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform applied to the frequency domain unstructured PEEC approach.
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