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Title: Efficient automotive electromagnetic modelling
Author: Flint, James Alan
ISNI:       0000 0001 2419 6229
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2000
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The Transmission Line Modelling (TLM) method is applied to the electromagnetic modelling of vehicles. Implications of increasing frequencies in computer models of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) studies are discussed. Efficient algorithms and resource management strategies are developed With a view to producing accurate results m a realistic computational run time. Theoretical aspects covered are: (1) the development and accuracy of the TLM method; (2) an improved Partial Huygens' surface for plane wave excitation; (3) an evaluation of high-performance local and global absorbing boundary conditions. Implementation aspects of TLM addressed include: (1) the effects of arithmetic precision on link line voltage and stub impedance calculations; (2) the development of an object-oriented computer code using the Object Modelling Technique; (3) methods for estimating and managing the memory requirement and run lime of simulations. It is shown that by optimizing algorithms and carefully managing resources, sufficient improvement can be made to allow relatively sophisticated models to be run on a modest desktop computer.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ; Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: TLM; Transmission line modelling; Huygens surface