Verification Process of Finite-Element Method Code for Electromagnetics: Using the method of manufactured solutions Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2016

start page

  • 28

end page

  • 38


  • 2


  • 58

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1045-9243

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-4143


  • The use of MMS to verify an in-house code for electromagnetics based on the FEM has been presented. The process to verify in an isolated way different terms of the variational formulation discretized by finite elements has been illustrated. Results corresponding to vector polynomial functions and complex exponential functions as manufactured solutions have been shown as proofs of verification of the code. A number of significant causes of errors and loss of significance in the results provided by the code that were detected during the verification process have also been reported.


  • Finite element analysis
    Mathematical model
    Virtual machine monitors
    Electromagnetic compatibility
    Boundary conditions
    Computational electromagnetics
    Maxwell equations
    Radar antennas
    Radar cross-sections
    Medical devices
    Target tracking