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Finite Element Method Electromagnetics: Antennas, Microwave Circuits, and Scattering Applications

ISBN: 978-0-7803-3425-0
368 pages
June 1998, Wiley-IEEE Press
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Employed in a large number of commercial electromagnetic simulation packages, the finite element method is one of the most popular and well-established numerical techniques in engineering. This book covers the theory, development, implementation, and application of the finite element method and its hybrid versions to electromagnetics. FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR ELECTROMAGNETICS begins with a step-by-step textbook presentation of the finite method and its variations then goes on to provide up-to-date coverage of three dimensional formulations and modern applications to open and closed domain problems. Worked out examples are included to aid the reader with the fine features of the method and the implementation of its hybridization with other techniques for a robust simulation of large scale radiation and scattering. The crucial treatment of local boundary conditions is carefully worked out in several stages in the book.

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IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
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Table of Contents



Fundamental Concepts.

Shape Functions for Scalar and Vector Finite Elements.

Overview of the Finite Element Method: One-Dimensional Examples.

Two-Dimensional Applications.

Three-Dimensional Problems: Closed Domain.

Three-Dimensional Problems: Radiation and Scattering.

Three-Dimensional FE-BI Method.

Fast Integral Methods (S. Bindiganavale and J.L. Volakis).

Numerical Issues.


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About the Authors John L. Volakis is professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He has published more than 140 refereed journal articles and more than 140 conference papers on numerical and analytical techniques in electromagnetics. Dr. Volakis is also coauthor of Approximate Boundary Conditions in Electromagnetics (IEE Press, 1995) and several book chapters.
Arindam Chaterjee has developed three-dimensional computer simulation of electromagnetic fields for scattering and microwave circuits, and is currently a member of the finite element development group for the HFSS finite element commercial package at Hewlett-Packard.
Leo C. Kempel developed three-dimensional antenna simulation packages using the finite element-boundary integral method and has extensive experience with all popular numerical techniques in electromagnetics. He is currently at Mission Research Corporation, Florida, conducting research and development on all aspects of electromagnetics.
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