Solution of Maxwell's equations with FEM for studies of electromagnetic scattering

Aslan R., Gulcat U.

4th European Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Athens, Greece, 7 - 11 September 1998, pp.1332-1337 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.1332-1337
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Electromagnetic scattering from three-dimensional objects are studied with finite element time domain solution of Maxwell's equations. A code based on the second order accurate solution scheme, similar to that of Lax-Wendroff, is developed and implemented. The transient solutions are obtained for two different types of incident waves, i) a single (wide- band frequency) incident pulse, and ii) a continuous wave of a single frequency. The calibration results for the code is obtained for the scattering from a perfectly conducting sphere. The results are satisfactory for the time variation of the induced surface current density distribution and the electric intensity vector field.