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The unimoment method is applied to calculate the scattered fields of dielectric cylinders of arbitrary cross section or of inhomogeneous material. The basic technique of the method is the use of the finite element methods inside a mathematical circle, which encloses the inhomogeneous body. The fields outside are expanded in the usual cylindrical harmonics. The interior and exterior problems are then coupled at the circle. The versatility is increased greatly by introducing the method of "inhomogeneous element." The advantage of the proposed method is the simplicity and efficiency in programming. The validity of the computer program has been verified by comparing results with calculations from other methods for i) an off-centered circular cylinder, ii) two circular cylinders, and iii) a circular cylindrical shell.
Date of Publication: Jan 1976