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INVESTIGATION OF DIFFERENT BASIS AND TESTING FUNCTIONS IN METHOD OF MOMENTS FOR ELECTROSTATIC PROBLEMS

By R. H. Alad and S. B. Chakrabarty

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Abstract:
This paper presents comparative studies on different types of basis and testing functions used in Method of Moments (MoM) in terms of analytical complexity, convergence and condition number of the co-efficient matrix when applied to electrostatic problem of evaluating capacitance and charge distribution of conducting bodies. A thin conducting cylinder of finite length has been taken as a representative case study to evaluate the capacitance and charge distribution. The basis and testing functions which have been studied for this problem are pulse-delta, pulse-pulse, triangular-delta, triangular-pulse and triangular-triangular functions respectively. Numerical data on capacitance and charge distribution has been presented for each set of basis and testing functions in terms of condition number and convergence.

Citation:
R. H. Alad and S. B. Chakrabarty, "Investigation of Different Basis and Testing Functions in Method of Moments for Electrostatic Problems," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 44, 31-52, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERB12070603

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