The finite element method (FEM) and the boundary element method (BEM) have entirely different characteristics. The FEM suits the analysis of a complicated region which includes nonlinear materials, and the BEM is useful for analyzing very large linear fields. This paper describes the hybrid finite and boundary element method which has the advantages of both methods. Here, we adopt the hybrid method to a 2D nonlinear magnetic problem with the moving boundary and make its advantages clear.
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