Lossy dielectric simulation allows the electric field in
applications containing semi-conducting dielectrics to be modelled.
Both the two dimensional current flow and electric field equations
are simultaneously solved to achieve this.
Simulations can be made in 3 regimes:
- Static - DC current flow and static electric fields
- Steady state - Time harmonic AC current flow and electric
- Transient - Quasi-static current flow and electric fields with
arbitrary, user defined, drive functions.
Quasi-static steady state AC and transient simulations require
that inductive effects are negligible. In most power distribution
and generation applications this is a valid assumption.