First Advisor

Vikay K. Garg

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Science


Applied Science




Electromagnetic fields, Finite element method -- Computer programs



Physical Description

1 online resource (122 p.)


A computer program based on Maxwell's equations is developed to calculate two-dimensional complex potentials by the Finite Element Method. This study offers a solution to a complex continuum problem by allowing a subdivision into a series of simple interrelated problems. The region of interest is divided into triangular elements. For each node in the grid, the Finite Element Method is used to set up an equation for the potential as a function of those of the surrounding nodes. All these equations are solved by the Gaussian Elimination Method. For increased accuracy this method requires a high degree of division of the region of interest. This could cause a storage problem on the computer. To alleviate this problem a half-banded scheme is used.


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Flow Chart, Subroutine "SOLVE"