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Abstract #3786

Optimization of Computational Speed for BE Method of Coil Design

Chad Tyler Harris1, William B. Handler1, Blaine A. Chronik1

1Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

The Boundary Element (BE) method is proving to be an extremely powerful and versatile tool in the electromagnetic design of gradient, shim, and shielding coils. We have been strongly motivated by its many strengths to optimize the computational implementation of the math since its first use. We have found that a significant decrease in computation time is achievable relatively easily. In this study, we describe the most important steps in the optimization of this algorithm, and show that it is able to produce detailed wire patterns in a matter of seconds.