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THE ITERATIVE MULTI-REGION ALGORITHM USING A HYBRID FINITE DIFFERENCE FREQUENCY DOMAIN AND METHOD OF MOMENT TECHNIQUES

By M. H. Al Sharkawy, V. Demir, and A. Z. Elsherbeni

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Abstract:
This paper presents a hybrid technique, which combines the desirable features of two different numerical methods, finite difference frequency domain (FDFD) and the method of moments (MoM), to analyze large-scale electromagnetic problems. This is done by dividing the computational domain into smaller sub-regions and solving each sub-region using the appropriate numerical method. Once each sub-region is analyzed, independently, an iterative approach takes place to combine the sub-region solutions to obtain a solution for the complete domain. As a result, a considerable reduction in the computation time and required computer memory is achieved.

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M. H. Al Sharkawy, V. Demir, and A. Z. Elsherbeni, "The Iterative Multi-Region Algorithm Using a Hybrid Finite Difference Frequency Domain and Method of Moment Techniques," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 57, 19-32, 2006.
doi:10.2528/PIER05071001
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=0507101

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