Multirate Time Integration of Field/Circuit Coupled Problems by Schur Complements
When using distributed magnetoquasistatic field models as additional elements in electric circuit simulation, the field equations contribute with large symmetric linear systems that have to be solved. The naive coupling and solving (using direct solvers) is not always efficient, since the electric circuit is coupled only via coils, which are often represented only by a small subset of the unknowns. We revisit the Schur complement approach, give a physical interpretation and show that a heuristics for bypassing Newton iterations allow for efficient multirate time-integration for the field/circuit coupled model.
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This work was partially supported by the EU within the ICESTARS project, grant number FP7/2008/ICT/214911, by the German Academic Exchange Service “DAAD Jahresprogramm für Doktoranden” and the post-doc program of the “FG Mathematik und Informatik” of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
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