An Easy Approach to Numerical Computation of Spherical Shell Capacitance Using Finite Difference Method
International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS)
Praise Worthy Prize
Place of Publication
An explicit finite difference (FD) numerical technique for solving Laplace’s equation in spherical coordinates for an axially symmetric geometry has been developed. Consequently, the FD results were used to compute the capacitance of a spherical shell in a way that is easy to understand. This was achieved using the Dirichlet boundary conditions (specified voltages) on spherical surfaces. The capacitance results obtained were compared with those obtained using analytical method and they did agree
Spherical Coordinates; Shell Capacitance; Finite Difference; Laplace’s Equation; Scale Factor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
O. D. Momoh and M. N. O. Sadiku (2009).
An Easy Approach to Numerical Computation of Spherical Shell Capacitance Using Finite Difference Method. International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS).2 (2), 196-200. Naples, Italy: Praise Worthy Prize.