In this paper, an efficient transient analysis method with arbitrary high-order accuracy for nonlinear field-circuit co-simulation problems is proposed. The proposed method combines a local time-stepping (LTS) technique with the discontinuous Galerkin time-domain (DGTD) method based on an arbitrary high-order derivatives (ADER) time integration scheme. The stability of the proposed method is not limited by the global time step size, allowing nonlinear and linear elements to update themselves with individual and optimal time intervals in accordance with the local stability condition. It is shown that the efficiency of the proposed method can be significantly improved when the nonlinear effects increase, which requires a smaller time interval to ensure system convergence. Several field-circuit coupling structures are simulated to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the proposed method, confirming that it represents an effective tool for transient analysis of nonlinear field-circuit structures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering