For an infinitely long bar with rectangular cross section 2a×2b and constant susceptibility χ in a uniform transverse applied field H a along dimension a, the fluxmetric and magnetometric demagnetizing factors N f,m as functions of a/b and χ are accurately computed using a finite-elements method. By comparison of the computed results with exact analytical results for χ=-1,0,∞ and with a set of conjugate relations derived in this work, the elements distributions have been optimized to give a minimum discretization error. This error is further greatly reduced in the final results of N f,m by using an error correction approach previously proposed in a similar work for cylinders. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 2002|