FFT-based solution of 2D and 3D magnetization problems in type-II superconductivity Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: We consider the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) based numerical method for thin film magnetization problems [Vestg {\aa} rden and Johansen, SuST, 25 (2012) 104001], compare it with the finite element methods, and evaluate its accuracy. Proposed modifications of this method implementation ensure stable convergence of iterations and enhance its efficiency. A new method, also based on the FFT, is developed for 3D bulk magnetization problems. This method is based on a magnetic field formulation, different from the popular h-formulation of eddy current problems typically employed with the edge finite elements. The method is simple, easy to implement, and can be used with a general current- voltage relation; its efficiency is illustrated by numerical simulations.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018