Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

A network mesh method to calculate eddy currents on conducting surfaces

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Weissenburger, D. ; Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey ; Christensen, U.R.

This report describes a network mesh analysis technique which can be used to calculate transient or steady-state eddy current distributions on a conducting surface. In general, the surface may have any continuous three-dimensional shape, may vary in surface resistivity, and may include holes. The surface is divided into a network of branches for each of which are calculated a resistance, a self-inductance, and a set of mutual inductances to all other branches. The resulting branch resistance and branch inductance matrices are transformed into mesh matrices using a conventional network procedure. A set of simultaneous differential equations can then be established to solve for eddy currents. The set of equations is generally solved for a time series of eddy currents caused by an external source of excitation. Various initial conditions can be used to find other solutions of interest such as the self decay of an arbitrary current distribution. Great simplification is possible by imposing boundary conditions to take advantage of symmetry. In addition, the set of equations needs to be solved one time only for the special cases of pure inductance, pure resistance, or steady-state.

Published in:

Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Mar 1982

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.