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Electromagnetic Modeling of Ferrites Using Shell Elements and Random Grain Structures
Paavo Rasilo1, Joonas Vesa1, Johan Gyselinck2
1Tampere University, Finland; 2Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
We present a novel approach for stochastic finite element modeling of electromagnetic losses in ferrites, combining an existing thin shell model (TSM) for highly permittive grain boundaries with a Voronoi-tessellation-based geometry generation algorithm. The TSM is first validated in the case of a periodic grain structure in a linear 2-D time-harmonic case over a frequency range of 1 kHz – 1 GHz. It is then applied in a stochastic study for simulating the effect of varying grain structure on the losses and reactive power densities.
4:50pm - 5:10pm
Lattice H-matrices for Massively Parallel Micromagnetic Simulations of Current-induced Domain Wall Motion
Akihiro Ida1, Tadashi Ataka2, Atsushi Furuya2
1The University of Tokyo, Japan; 2Fujitsu Limited
This paper discusses parallel hierarchical-matrices (H-matrices) to compute a demagnetizing field, which is the most time-consuming part in the micromagnetic simulation of current-induced domain wall motion (CDWM). Although normal H-matrices exhibit high efficiencies for small numbers of Message Passing Interface (MPI) processes, the performance rapidly decays due to load imbalance and the MPI communication costs as the number of processes increases. We introduce lattice H-matrices to improve the parallel scalability, when using a large number of processes. The applicability of lattice H-matrices to CDWM simulations is confirmed and proper lattice block sizes and process grid shapes of the lattice H-matrices for H-matrix-vector products are investigated using practical data sets. Under appropriate settings, the lattice H-matrices show almost linear complexity in memory usage and calculation time of H-matrix-vector products. Our implementation continues to accelerate at least up to about 1,200 processes, even in a small problem with several tens of thousands of unknowns.
5:10pm - 5:30pm
Surrogate Model based on the POD combined with the RBF Interpolation of Nonlinear Magnetostatic FE model
Thomas Henneron1, Antoine Pierquin2, Stéphane Clénet1
1université Lille / L2EP, France; 2Arts et Métiers ParisTech / L2EP, France
From solutions of Finite Element (FE) simulations, the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) is an interesting approach to express the solution into a reduced basis. In order to obtain a fast approximation of a FE solution, the POD can be combined with the Radial Basis Functions (RBF) method to interpolate the components of the solution associated with the reduced basis. In this communication, this POD-RBF approach is applied to a nonlinear magnetostatic problem and is used with a single phase transformer.
5:30pm - 5:50pm
Error Estimators for Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) in Time Dependent Electromagnetic Field Problems
Fabian Müller1, Thomas Henneron2, Stéphane Clénet3, Kay Hameyer1
1Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany; 2EEA, Universit´e de Lille - Facult´e des sciences et technologies (FST), Lille, France; 3L2EP Lille, Ecole Nationale Sup´erieure d’Arts et M´etiers, Lille, France
Due to fine discretization in space and time, the simulation of transient electromagnetic phenomena results in a large system of equations. To cope with this computational effort model order reduction techniques can be employed. To assess the accuracy of the solution of the reduced model, an error estimation is crucial. A commonly used approach consists of the evaluation of the deviation between the reduced and the full model. This yields a loss of the a-priori property of the PGD. To overcome this problem two a-priori criteria are presented in this paper.
5:50pm - 6:10pm
A Parallel Newton-Raphson Algorithm for Strong Coupling Modeling of Multi-Physics Problems
Amir Akbari, Dennis Giannacopoulos
McGill University, Canada
The Finite Element Gaussian Belief Propagation (FGaBP) method is an iterative algorithm with abundant parallelism making it an alternative for the traditional Finite Element Method (FEM), especially for large multi-physics problems. In this paper, we extend the FGaBP method to solve the coupled electrical-thermal problem that emerges in the modeling of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatic tumors. The strongest form of coupling algorithms which is the Newton-Raphson (NR) method is implemented in parallel using the localized computations of FGaBP. The parallel scalability of the FGaBP method is retained in the proposed algorithm by calculating local Jacobian matrices for each element and then updating the solutions for both electrical and thermal problems accordingly at each NR iteration.