Use of the Finite-Element Method for a Dielectric-Constant Gas-Thermometry Experiment

T. Zandt, C. Gaiser, and B. Fellmuth
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
Berlin, Germany

The finite-element method (FEM) is a well-established computational methodology for the numerical treatment of partial differential equations. It is primarily used for solving problems in applied engineering and science.

In this paper, specific examples are discussed to show how FEM was used for treating problems in temperature metrology, namely primary thermometry applying Dielectric-Constant Gas Thermometry (DCGT).