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Manuscript Title: A finite element tool for the electromagnetic analysis of braided cable shields
Authors: Ruben Otin, Jaco Verpoorte, Harmen Schippers, Roger Isanta
Program title: BraWiGG (Braided Wire Geometry Generator)
Catalogue identifier: AEVT_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 191(2015)209
Programming language: Tcl/Tk.
Computer: Any computer with Microsoft Windows installed.
Operating system: Microsoft Windows.
RAM: Problem dependant. BraWiGG required only only a few MB (<100 MB) to generate the CAD geometries showed in this paper.
Keywords: Electromagnetism, finite element analysis, CAD modeling, braided shields, cable shielding, transfer impedance.
PACS: 02.70.Dh.
Classification: 10.

External routines: GiD [2] and ERMES [1]

Subprograms used:
Cat Id Title Reference
AEPV_v1_0 ERMES CPC 184(2013)2588

Nature of problem:
Electromagnetic analysis of cable shields (shielding quality, transfer impedance).

Solution method:
BraWiGG is a plug-in of GiD [2]. It generates a CAD geometry that is used by ERMES [1] to calculate the transfer impedance of a cable shield with the finite element method.

Running time:
Problem dependant. BraWiGG needed only a few seconds (<5 min) to generate the CAD geometries showed in this paper.

[1] R. Otin, ERMES: A nodal-based finite element code for electromagnetic simulations in frequency domain, Computer Physics Communications 184 (11) (2013) 2588-2595.
[2] GiD, The personal pre and post processor, International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), Barcelona, Spain. [Online]. Available: http://www.gidhome.com.