Electrostatic simulation is the term used for electromagnetic simulation when no magnetic field is present, and electric charge distribution does not change, or changes are relatively slow and may be neglected. One of the most effective technologies for electrostatic simulations is a finite element method.
Electrostatic simulation of transmission line
Electrostatic simulations became popular with advancing of personal computing since 1960-s, and currently most of the electrical engineers graduating from Universities have some experience in electrostatic simulation methods and tools available.
However, it may be also used by experts for electrostatic simulation of real industrial devices like insulators, capacitors, lasers, semiconducting devices, LCD displays etc, both for individual calculations and parameterized analysis and optimization.