Electric Field Integral Equation (electric + field_integral_equation)

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Full-wave analysis of single cylindrical striplines and microstriplines with multilayer dielectrics

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, Issue 8 2006
Farid Bouttout
Abstract In this paper, the spectral-domain method is used to calculate the propagation characteristics of cylindrical microstrip transmission lines. The problem is formulated using an electric field integral equation and the spectral-domain Green's function. The solutions of the field components are obtained in matrix forms, which facilitate the calculations of the Green's function and the power flowing over the lines. The Green's functions are obtained in terms of transition matrices over the dielectric layers. The obtained integral equation is solved by moment method using four kinds of basis functions. The convergence of the method is proven. Based on the power,current definition, a stationary expression for the characteristic impedance has been derived analytically. Numerical results of the effective dielectric constant and the characteristic impedance for various line parameters are calculated and analysed. The computed data are found to be in good agreement with results obtained using other methods. The formulation is then applied to covered microstripline, microstripline and stripline with air gaps, for which data are not found in the literature to date. The presented method is used to guide design of microstrip coil for magnetic resonance imaging. This method is also suitable for investigation of multiconductor strip lines. Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


On the spectrum of the electric field integral equation and the convergence of the moment method

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, Issue 1 2001
Karl F. Warnick
Abstract Existing convergence estimates for numerical scattering methods based on boundary integral equations are asymptotic in the limit of vanishing discretization length, and break down as the electrical size of the problem grows. In order to analyse the efficiency and accuracy of numerical methods for the large scattering problems of interest in computational electromagnetics, we study the spectrum of the electric field integral equation (EFIE) for an infinite, conducting strip for both the TM (weakly singular kernel) and TE polarizations (hypersingular kernel). Due to the self-coupling of surface wave modes, the condition number of the discretized integral equation increases as the square root of the electrical size of the strip for both polarizations. From the spectrum of the EFIE, the solution error introduced by discretization of the integral equation can also be estimated. Away from the edge singularities of the solution, the error is second order in the discretization length for low-order bases with exact integration of matrix elements, and is first order if an approximate quadrature rule is employed. Comparison with numerical results demonstrates the validity of these condition number and solution error estimates. The spectral theory offers insights into the behaviour of numerical methods commonly observed in computational electromagnetics. Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


Flexible GMRES-FFT method for fast matrix solution: application to 3D dielectric bodies electromagnetic scattering

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MODELLING: ELECTRONIC NETWORKS, DEVICES AND FIELDS, Issue 6 2004
R. S. Chen
Abstract In this paper, the electromagnetic wave scattering is analysed by the efficient Krylov subspace iterative fast Fourier transform (FFT) technique in terms of the electric field integral equation (EFIE) for a dielectric body of general shape, inhomogeneity, and anisotropy. However, when the permittivity of the scatter becomes large, the convergence rate of Krylov subspace iterative methods slow down. Therefore, the inner,outer flexible generalized minimum residual method (FGMRES) is used to accelerate the iteration. As a result, nearly 10 times convergence improvement is achieved for high permittivity cases. Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


Shifted SSOR preconditioning technique for electromagnetic wave scattering problems

MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, Issue 4 2009
J. Q. Chen
Abstract To efficiently solve large dense complex linear system arising from electric field integral equations (EFIE) formulation of electromagnetic scattering problems, the multilevel fast multipole method (MLFMM) is used to accelerate the matrix-vector product operations. The symmetric successive over-relaxation (SSOR) preconditioner is constructed based on the near-field matrix of the EFIE and employed to speed up the convergence rate of iterative methods. This technique can be greatly improved by shifting the near-field matrix of the EFIE with the principle value term of the magnetic field integral equation (MFIE) operator. Numerical results demonstrate that this method can reduce both the number of iterations and the computational time significantly with low cost for construction and implementation of preconditioners. 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 51: 1035,1039, 2009; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/mop.24254 [source]