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Electromagnetic product optimisation using computers with high performance


The overall objective of EPOCH is to develop a prototype software suite for designers of electromagnetic products.

The prototype will allow designers to achieve optimum electromagnetic design of these products. The software will be implemented on high performance computers, taking advantage of the inherent parallelism that exists within some optimisation procedures, and previous experience in parallel implementations of computational electromagnetics software. Within the two year duration, the consortium expects to deliver a fully functional 2D optimisation suite and make substantial progress towards 3D optimisation. Applications of the software within the project include optimised design of motors, video recorders, microwave ovens, television tubes and accelerator magnets, but the tools will be of a sufficiently general nature as to be exploited in many other areas.
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Vector Fields Ltd


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Ox5 1je Oxford

United Kingdom

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Ansaldo Energia Spa


Groupe Moulinex


Laboratorio de Ensayos E Investigaciones Industriales Lj Torrontegui


Nederlandse Philips Bedrijven Bv


The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22684

  • Start date

    1 January 1997

  • End date

    31 January 1999

Funded under:


  • Overall budget:

    € 2 689 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 550 000

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Vector Fields Ltd

United Kingdom