Eddy Current Problem

  • Charles W. Steele


Eddy currents are induced in any conducting medium in which the magnetic field varies with time. Thus, eddy currents occur in the stator and rotor cores of electric motors and generators, in transformers, metallic recording heads (used in magnetic recording), and the like. These eddy currents can produce undesirable effects such as power loss, heating, and—in magnetic recording—degradation in performance. We wish to compute these eddy currents in order to predict these problems in advance, before expensive prototypes are built.


Node Point Problem Domain Natural Boundary Condition Source Current Density Magnetic Vector Potential 
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