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Calculation of eddy currents in moving structures using a finite element method on non‐matching grids

F. Rapetti (Applications Scientifiques du Calcul Intensif (ASCI), Paris Sud University, Orsay, France)
L. Santandrea (Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris (LGEP), Gif‐sur‐Yvette, France)
F. Bouillault (Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris (LGEP), Gif‐sur‐Yvette, France)
A. Razek (Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris (LGEP), Gif‐sur‐Yvette, France)

Abstract

This paper deals with the numerical simulation of eddy current distributions in non‐stationary geometries with sliding interfaces. We study a system composed of two solid parts: a fixed one (stator) and a moving one (rotor) which slides in contact with the former. We also consider a two‐dimensional mathematical model based on the transverse electric formulation of the eddy current problem whose approximation is performed via the mortar element method combined with the standard linear finite element discretization in space and an implicit first order Euler scheme in time. Numerical results underline the influence of the rotor movement on the current distribution and give an estimate of the power losses with respect to the rotor angular speed.

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Rapetti, F., Santandrea, L., Bouillault, F. and Razek, A. (2000), "Calculation of eddy currents in moving structures using a finite element method on non‐matching grids", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 10-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640010302762

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