Performance of Low-Rank QR Approximation of the Finite Element Biot-Savart Law

D.A. White, B.J. Fasenfest
2006 12th Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation  
We are concerned with the computation of magnetic fields from known electric currents in the finite element setting. In finite element eddy current simulations it is necessary to prescribe the magnetic field (or potential, depending upon the formulation) on the conductor boundary. In situations where the magnetic field is due to a distributed current density, the Biot-Savart law can be used, eliminating the need to mesh the nonconducting regions. Computation of the Biot-Savart law can be
more » ... t law can be significantly accelerated using a low-rank QR approximation. We review the low-rank QR method and report performance on selected problems.
doi:10.1109/cefc-06.2006.1633142 fatcat:ual4vkzf3jbyxn4vlcmhjtv5ru