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A 3-D Spectral-Element Time-Domain Method for Electromagnetic Simulation

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2 Author(s)
Joon-Ho Lee ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Duke Univ., Durham, NC ; Qing Huo Liu

A spectral-element time-domain (SETD) method is proposed to solve 3-D transient electromagnetic problems based on Gauss-Lobatto-Legendre polynomials. It has the advantages of spectral accuracy and block-diagonal mass matrix. With the inexpensive inversion of the block-diagonal mass matrix, the proposed method requires only a trivial sparse matrix-vector product at each time step, thus significantly reducing CPU time and memory requirement. Galerkin's method is used for spatial discretization, and a fourth-order Runge-Kutta scheme is employed for the time integration. The perfectly matched layer (PML) is employed to truncate the boundary in unbounded problems. The pseudospectral time-domain method is used to simplify the treatment of the PML inside the proposed SETD method. Numerical examples are shown to verify the efficiency and the spectral accuracy with the order of basis functions

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IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 5 )