ELEC 0041: Modeling and design of electromagnetic systems - Spring 2018


Tue 06/02Review of electromagnetism: Maxwell equations, fields and related global quantities (charge, voltage, current, magnetic flux), material relations, boundary conditions, interface conditions. Electrostatic, electrokinetic, magnetostatic, magnetodynamic and full wave models. Introduction to Gmsh (building of geometries and meshes at progressive levels of complexity). (Slides)
Tue 13/02No class (mardi gras)
Tue 20/02Overview of numerical electromagnetic modelling methods: computational electromagnetics. Introduction to GetDP (elementary notions). First practical example on electrostatics using the electric scalar potential. (Slides)
Tue 27/02Finite element formulation of electrostatic models, interpolation of scalar fields (degrees of freedom, basis functions), boundary conditions. Hands-on construction of .pro file for electrostatic problems. (Homework assignement 1) (Example files written in class: hw1_files.zip)
Tue 06/03Global quantities (charge and floating potential) for Electrostatics; Electrokinetics; Magnetostatics: scalar and vector magnetic potentials; infinite shell transformation. Hands-on construction of .pro files for 2D magnetostatics. (Slides)
Tue 13/03No class
Tue 20/03Magnetodynamics: time-dependent and time-harmonic formulations; global quantities (currents and voltages). Feedback on homework 1. (Homework assignement 2) (Example files written in class: cables.pro, cables.geo, Lib_MagStaDyn_av_2D_Cir.pro)
Tue 27/03Class time for homework 2
Tue 03/04No class - Easter holidays
Tue 10/04No class - Easter holidays
Tue 17/04Circuit coupling: the transformer. Feedback on homework 2. Introduction to homework 3.
Tue 24/04Nonlinear problems: Newton-Raphson and Picard iteration. Time integration. Multi-physical couplings: thermics and mechanics. (Homework assignement 3)

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