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Use of a Genetic Algorithm in Modelling Small Structures in Airframes: Characterising and modelling joints, seams, and apertures

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Publication details

Title of host publication2012 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC EUROPE)
DatePublished - 2012
Number of pages6
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0718-5


In this paper, a Genetic Algorithm (GA) is used to build macro models of small structures, such as joints and apertures, for use in large-scale computer simulations for aircraft electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and certification. The field penetrating the structure is approximated by radiated fields of electric and magnetic dipole moment array. A GA is applied to determine the dipole moment array that produces the same effect as the structure that is to be built into the model. A scanning frame and a magnetic field probe have been constructed to measure the fields in the vicinity of the small structure, to provide field data for the fitting process.

    Research areas

  • aerospace components;aircraft testing;certification;electric moments;electromagnetic compatibility;genetic algorithms;EMC certification;EMC testing;aircraft electromagnetic compatibility;airframes;apertures;electric dipole moment array;genetic algorithm;joints;large-scale computer simulations;macromodels;magnetic dipole moment array;magnetic field probe;radiated fields;scanning frame;seams;small structures;Antenna measurements;Apertures;Electric fields;Electric variables measurement;Genetic algorithms;Magnetic field measurement;Magnetic fields;EMC testing;genetic algorithm;macro model;near-field measurement

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