Solution for Using FEMM in Electrostatic Problems with Discrete Distribution Electric Charge

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Mihaela Osaci 1,* Corina Daniela Cuntan 1 Ioan Baciu 1

1. Politehnica University of Timisoara, Revolutiei no.5, Hunedoara, Romania

* Corresponding author.


Received: 26 Jan. 2022 / Revised: 6 Mar. 2022 / Accepted: 19 Apr. 2022 / Published: 8 Aug. 2022

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Teaching tools, modalities of teaching, computer-assisted training, finite element method, numerical modeling in electromagnetism.


Finite Element Method Magnetics (FEMM) is an open source software package for solving electromagnetic problems based on the finite element method. The application can numerically solve linear electrostatic problems and magnetostatic 2D problems, respectively low frequency magnetic, linear harmonic and nonlinear. FEMM is a product much used in science and engineering that, in the last 15 years, has begun to be used more and more in the academic environment. Despite the fact that FEMM can be used to solve complex problems in science and engineering, electrostatic FEMM cannot work directly with discrete electric charge distributions, that is, point electric charge. This work presents a FEMM model for simulating point electric charge that can be used in case of electrostatic problems with discrete charge distributions. The numerical solution for the electrostatic field is compared with the analytical solution. This model can be used in the case of an assembly of point electric charges with axial symmetry.

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Mihaela Osaci, Corina Daniela Cunțan, Ioan Baciu, "Solution for Using FEMM in Electrostatic Problems with Discrete Distribution Electric Charge", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.14, No.4, pp. 57-66, 2022. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2022.04.05


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