BEMLAP
swMATH ID:  29223 
Software Authors:  Kirkup, Stephen 
Description:  DC capacitor simulation by the boundary element method. When the direct current (DC) metallized thin film capacitor is fully charged the electromagnetic fields can be considered to have reached a steady state in which the governing equation is Laplace’s equation. It is the computational analysis of the electrostatic state that is considered in this paper. The capacitor is modelled as a stack made up of infinitesimally thin layers of metal on polymer. An integral equation method from the BEMLAP package (url{http://www.boundaryelementmethod.com} (Introduction to the Boundary Element Method for Scientists and Engineers: The BEMLAP Fortran Library for Laplace Problems)) for modelling the electric field, based on the methods described by extit{S. M. Kirkup} [Adv. Comput. Math. 9, 391–409 (1998; Zbl 0913.65102)]. The method is applied to a typical capacitor structure and encouraging results are obtained. 
Homepage:  http://www.boundaryelementmethod.com 
Keywords:  boundary element method; BEM; capacitor; electrostatics; Laplace equation 
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Cited in:  1 Publication 
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1 Publication describing the Software, including 1 Publication in zbMATH  Year 

DC capacitor simulation by the boundary element method. Zbl 1132.78015 Kirkup, Stephen 
2007

Cited by 1 Author
1  Kirkup, Stephen M. 
Cited in 1 Serial
1  Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering 
Cited in 1 Field
1  Optics, electromagnetic theory (78XX) 