The Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA) for Solving Large-Scale Computational Electromagnetics Problems

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2014
Author(s): Ozgur Ergul; Levent Gurel
Book Type: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books
Topics: Computing & Processing ;  Fields, Waves & Electromagnetics
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Starting from the basics of the algorithm, this book provides a detailed and instructional overview of implementing MLFMA for the solution of large-scale computational electromagnetics problems.

Written by experts in the field, this book addresses a sophisticated algorithm, namely, MLFMA, which has been developed and improved for the fast and accurate solution of real-life electromagnetics problems (for example, radiation from antennas, indoor and outdoor propagation, scattering from biological structures, and more). 

Starting with the basics of the algorithm, i.e. surface formulations, addition theorem, and the factorization of the Green’s function, the book includes recent developments of the algorithm such as its parallelization on distributed-memory computers.

Key Features:

  • Presents a comprehensive treatment of MLFMA, including basic linear algebra concepts, recent developments on the parallel computation, and a number of applica ion examples
  • Covers solutions of electromagnetic problems involving perfectly-conducting, dielectric, and composite objects
  • Discusses applications including scattering from airborne targets, scattering from red blood cells, radiation from antennas and arrays, metamaterials, and more
  • Ideal for academics, researchers or professionals studying/working in the area who would like to develop and implement fast and accurate simulation environments for electromagnetic problems
  • Written by authors who have more than 25 years’ experience on the development and implementation of MLFMA