Development and implementation of numerical methods in analysis and optimal design of elctromagnetic devices.

Project Details


A common interest topic for all the partners involved in this research program is the Electromagnetic Field Numerical Analysis using numerical methods (Finite Element Method-FEM and/or Boundary Element Method-BEM). The results obtained until now in this topic can be summarised: ELIS thermo-electronics research group from the RUG, has over 10 years experience in simulation of the thermal and electric phenomena of electronic devices. For thermal conduction, linear equations are solved using BEM. Connective cooling involves the solution of the non-linear Navier Stokes equations which need a FEM approach. Approximately 20 papers were presented/published at international conferences. the team from VUB, has a long experience in modelling potential and current distributions in elektrolytes. This can be used for cathodic protection of pipe lines e.g. Both, linear equations solved with BEM and non linear problems solved with FEM are involved. Non linear problems are used if connective mass transport occurs in the electrolyte. the teams from the Romanian universities have developed during the past years research activities in the main following domains: intellsive electromagnetic fields numerical analysis based on the FEM and/or BEM. One book published in Romanian, approximately 50 papers presented/published at national and/or international conferences, 4 elaborated PhD, 5 PhD in course of elaboration and 4 research contracts all in the proposed topic.The partner universities identified as common research preoccupation the development of the above mentioned numerical methods, in order to be used in optimal design of electromagnetic devices. The main aim of the optimal design is to obtain configurations able to accomplish superior performances criteria. Therefore, this scientific research collaboration submission has as main objective the development and implementation of numerical methods in analysis and optimal design of electromagnetic devices (FEM and BEM) and the result of these aclivities will be a complex flexible software package that will ensure the optimal design of the electromagnetic devices. studied by each research team:Gent: semiconductor devices and fundamental research on BEM. Brussels: cathodic protection systems for pipelines and electrolysis equipment.Cluj-Napoca: electrostatic and magnetic sepalators, respectively and high voltage isolators.Baia-Mare: magnetic separators used in mining industly .The software package will be used in solving of the following field problems: electromagnetic static and dynamic in 2D and 3D, respectively and thermal in 2D and 3D, respectively.Optimal design will be realiserd during : high order deterministic methods and stochastic methods as genetic algorithms and simulated annealing, respectively.However, the main emphasis will be on fundamental research, the applications being specific for each research team.
Effective start/end date20/12/9619/06/00


  • Boundary Element Method-BEM
  • Electro-magnetism
  • Numirical Methods
  • Finite Element Method-FEM

Flemish discipline codes

  • Electrical and electronic engineering