Advisor

Vikay K. Garg

Date of Award

1978

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

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

Department

Applied Science

Physical Description

1 online resource (122 p.)

Subjects

Electromagnetic fields, Finite element method -- Computer programs

DOI

10.15760/etd.2859

Abstract

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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An supplemental file of a flow chart is available to download in a separate file.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17251

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Flow Chart, Subroutine "SOLVE"

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