European physical journal-applied physics vol:12 issue:2 pages:105-108
An electrodynamic held is coupled to a magnetic equivalent circuit. The electrodynamic problem is formulated by the electric vector potential and discretised by finite elements. The magnetic lumped parameter model is described in terms of unknown fluxes and magnetomotive forces. The coupled system matrix has a mixed and hybrid nature. In this presentation, the method is applied to simulate eddy current distributions in laminated material and losses in a dielectric heater.