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Parallel 3D Finite Element Power Semiconductor Device Simulator Based on Topologically Rectangular Grid

  • A. R. Brown
  • A. Asenov
  • S. Roy
  • J. R. Barker

Abstract

Here we report on the development of a new parallel, scalable and portable 3D finite element power semiconductor device simulator. The emphasis in the design of this simulator is placed on the FE grid generation, on the optimised parallel generation and assembly of the discretization matrices, and on the development of a suitable, scalable linear solvers. For discretization use topologically rectangular FE grid based on non-rectangular bricks.

Keywords

Grid Generation Solution Domain Finite Element Grid Parallel Finite Element Current Continuity Equation 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Brown
    • 1
  • A. Asenov
    • 1
  • S. Roy
    • 1
  • J. R. Barker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Electrical EngineeringGlasgow UniversityGlasgowScotland, UK

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