Algorithm based on the mesh analysis for computing 2-D magnetostatic fields by the finite difference method Articles uri icon

publication date

  • November 2014

start page

  • 583

end page

  • 585


  • 62

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0142-0615

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-3517


  • This paper presents an algorithm based on the mesh analysis for the calculation of 2-D magnetostatic fields by the finite difference method. The idea of fictitious mesh currents is taken from the circuit theory in order to compute fictitious mesh fluxes in each cell of the mesh. This algorithm was applied to determine magnetostatic fields and inductances in power transformers, and the results were verified with commercial software and with impedance measurements. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • finite difference method; magnetic fields in power transformers; magnetostatics; transformer impedance; algorithms; circuit theory; finite difference method; power transformers; commercial software; impedance measurement; magnetostatic field; mesh analysis; mesh currents; transformer impedances; magnetostatics