Table of Content

Open Access

ARTICLE

A Time-Domain FEM-BEM Iterative Coupling Algorithm to Numerically Model the Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves

Delfim Soares Jr. 1
Faculty of Engineering, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Cidade Universitária, CEP 36036-330, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil. Tel: +55 32 2102-3468; E-mail:delfim.soares@ufjf.edu.br

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 32(2), 57-68. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.032.057

Abstract

In this work, a time-domain finite element -- boundary element iterative coupling technique is presented in order to analyse electromagnetic scattering from two-dimensional inhomogeneous objects. In the iterative coupling algorithm, the domain of the original problem is subdivided into sub-domains and each sub-domain is analysed independently (as an uncoupled model) taking into account successive renewals of variables at common interfaces. In order to improve the effectiveness of the iterative coupling approach, the evaluation of an optimised relaxation parameter is discussed, taking into account the minimisation of a square error functional. The algorithm that arises is efficient, accurate and flexible. At the end of the paper, numerical examples are presented, illustrating the potentialities of the proposed methodology.

Keywords

Finite Elements, Boundary Elements, Time-Domain Analysis, Iterative Coupling, Electromagnetic Waves.

Cite This Article

Jr., D. S. (2008). A Time-Domain FEM-BEM Iterative Coupling Algorithm to Numerically Model the Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 32(2), 57–68.



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • 819

    View

  • 630

    Download

  • 0

    Like

Share Link

WeChat scan