This contribution addresses the solution of eddy-current problems by means of a volume integral formulation based on the electric vector potential on a computational domain that exhibits a cyclic symmetry. Even if grids discretizing the domain are typically composed of tetrahedral or hexahedral elements, the proposed approach also works for general polyhedral meshes, such as those ones obtained by subgridding. In this article, an algorithm to compute a set of suitable cohomology generators needed when the conductors are not simply connected is introduced first. Besides being purely combinatorial, with linear-time worst case complexity and suitable with polyhedral meshes, it reuses a code that computes generators for triangular surface meshes, with obvious advantages concerning the implementation effort. Second, the formulation and the algorithm for cohomology computation are tweaked to be able to solve eddy-current problems with cyclic symmetry reserving specific attention to the construction of suitable tree-cotree decomposition for the problem gauging.

Cyclic Symmetry in Volume Integral Formulations for Eddy Currents: Cohomology Computation and Gauging

Passarotto M.;Specogna R.
2020

Abstract

This contribution addresses the solution of eddy-current problems by means of a volume integral formulation based on the electric vector potential on a computational domain that exhibits a cyclic symmetry. Even if grids discretizing the domain are typically composed of tetrahedral or hexahedral elements, the proposed approach also works for general polyhedral meshes, such as those ones obtained by subgridding. In this article, an algorithm to compute a set of suitable cohomology generators needed when the conductors are not simply connected is introduced first. Besides being purely combinatorial, with linear-time worst case complexity and suitable with polyhedral meshes, it reuses a code that computes generators for triangular surface meshes, with obvious advantages concerning the implementation effort. Second, the formulation and the algorithm for cohomology computation are tweaked to be able to solve eddy-current problems with cyclic symmetry reserving specific attention to the construction of suitable tree-cotree decomposition for the problem gauging.
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