PO-BASED CHARACTERISTIC BASIS FINITE ELEMENT METHOD (CBFEM-PO)-A PARALLEL, ITERATION-FREE DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION ALGORITHM USING PERFECTLY MATCHED LAYERS FOR LARGE-SCALE ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING PROBLEMS

2010-05-01
Ozgun, Ozlem
Mittra, Raj
Kuzuoğlu, Mustafa
In this article, we introduce a new type of Characteristic Basis Finite Element Method (CBFEM), which is based on the concepts of Physical Optics (PO) and Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs), for solving large-scale electromagnetic scattering problems in a rigorous and efficient manner. This parallel and iteration-free technique, called CBFEM-PO, decomposes the computational domain into a number of subdomains, and generates three types of characteristic basis functions (CBEs) that are specially-tailored to each individual subdomain. Of these, the first two types of CBEs are comprised of primary and secondary bases arising from the self-interactions in each subdomain and mutual-couplings between different subdomains, respectively. They are obtained by solving the localized problem in each subdomain, isolated by PML regions. The third-type of CBEs are derived by using the PO fields for different incident angles, polarization, and frequency. Two important salutary features of the proposed technique are: considerable reduction in the matrix size, which makes it feasible to use direct solvers; and convenient parallelizability that enables us to decrease the overall computation time by utilizing parallel platforms. We present a number of representative examples to illustrate the versatility of the method in solving 3D electromagnetic scattering problems. (C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 52: 1053-1060, 2010; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/mop.25134
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O. Ozgun, R. Mittra, and M. Kuzuoğlu, “PO-BASED CHARACTERISTIC BASIS FINITE ELEMENT METHOD (CBFEM-PO)-A PARALLEL, ITERATION-FREE DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION ALGORITHM USING PERFECTLY MATCHED LAYERS FOR LARGE-SCALE ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING PROBLEMS,” MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, pp. 1053–1060, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/44009.