Volume 35, Number 2, March/April 2001
|Page(s)||191 - 228|
|Published online||15 April 2002|
A Slideing Mesh-Mortar Method for a two Dimensional Currents Model of Electric Engines
Dipartimento di Matematica,
Universitá di Pavia, Via Abbiategrasso 209,
2 Applications Scientifiques du Calcul Intensif, UPR 9029 CNRS, bâtiment 506, Université Paris XI, 91403 Orsay, France.
3 Laboratoire d'Analyse Numérique, Université Paris VI, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, France.
Received: December 2000
The paper deals with the application of a non-conforming domain decomposition method to the problem of the computation of induced currents in electric engines with moving conductors. The eddy currents model is considered as a quasi-static approximation of Maxwell equations and we study its two-dimensional formulation with either the modified magnetic vector potential or the magnetic field as primary variable. Two discretizations are proposed, the first one based on curved finite elements and the second one based on iso-parametric finite elements in both the static and moving parts. The coupling is obtained by means of the mortar element method (see [CITE]) and the approximation on the whole domain turns out to be non-conforming. In both cases optimal error estimates are provided. Numerical tests are then proposed in the case of standard first order finite elements to test the reliability and precision of the method. An application of the method to study the influence of the free part movement on the currents distribution is also provided.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 35Q60 / 65N15 / 65M55 / 68U20 / 78A30
Key words: Eddy currents problem / non-conforming finite element approximation / domain decomposition methods.
© EDP Sciences, SMAI, 2001
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