In electromagnetic modeling, agreement between modeling and measurements is a common goal. There are questions that define every model. What is to be modeled? How is it going to be modeled? At what scale is it to be modeled? Through sample results and discussion, this paper addresses some general and some specific elements of model veracity. Through determination, numerical models can certainly be pushed to match any measured results. However, in the end the question that this paper addresses is not necessarily "How good can this model be?" as it is "Is this model good enough?".

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IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2003: Aug. 18-22, Boston, MA)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Keywords and Phrases

Electromagnetic Compatibility; Electromagnetic Interference; Electromagnetic Modeling; Full-Wave EMI Simulation; Measurement Agreement; Model Veracity; Modeling Agreement; Modelling; Numerical Analysis; Numerical Models; Numerical Simulation; Simulation; Boundary Conditions; Computer Simulation; Electromagnetic Field Measurement; Electromagnetic Field Theory; Equations Of Motion; Finite Difference Method; Printed Circuit Boards; Probes; Time Domain Analysis; Common Mode Currents; Electromagnetic Wave Interference

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Aug 2003