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Efficient and accurate FDTD algorithm for the treatment of curved material boundaries

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Original languageEnglish
Pages382 - 388
Number of pages7
JournalIEE Proceedings - Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Journal publication dateOct 1997
Journal issue5
Volume144
DOIs
StatePublished

Abstract

The application of finite-difference time-domain methods to the analysis of structures having curved boundaries is a long-standing problem. Traditionally, either the staircasing approximation which is simple but inaccurate, or the generalised nonorthogonal grids which are accurate but complex have been used. In this article a novel approach is presented which combines the efficiency of the Cartesian mesh with the accuracy of the conformal grid. Results are presented for some example structures which are in good agreement with other methods

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Publisher: Institution of Electrcial Engineers (IEE) Rose publication type: Journal article

Research areas

  • FDTD methods, curved boundaries, electromagnetic structures

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