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A GENERALIZED HYBRID METHOD FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE OBJECTS

By Q. M. Nguyen and O. Kilic

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Abstract:
We propose a generalized hybrid method to achieve time efficient and accurate solutions for electromagnetic scattering and radiation problems involving complex scenes with multiple objects. The method utilizes frequency domain solutions, and is based on dividing the original computational domain into smaller sub-domains. Each sub-domain is first solved independently, then the interactions between the sub-domains are accounted for through an iterative procedure. The main difference of the proposed hybrid method in comparison with the current hybrid methods or the domain decomposition methods available in the literature is that the proposed method allows users to have the freedom to choose from a variety of techniques for each sub-domain; such as integral equation (IE), analytical and asymptotic methods that suit the problem at hand best. Current hybrid or domain decompositions methods rely on a predetermined combination of numerical techniques. This flexibility in the choice of the method employed for each sub-domain in the generalized hybrid method is achieved by creating an interface capable of interacting between the different sub-domains properly. Furthermore, the method renders to parallel implementation as each sub-domain is solved independently. The hybrid method in its current state can be applied to two different scenarios: (i) multiple non-touching homogeneous objects, and (ii) inhomogeneous objects. Numerical examples of various combinations of IE, analytical and asymptotic methods are presented to validate the accuracy and the robustness of the generalized hybrid method.

Citation:
Q. M. Nguyen and O. Kilic, "A Generalized Hybrid Method for Electromagnetic Scattering Analysis of Multiple Objects," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 76, 1-22, 2017.
doi:10.2528/PIERB17021409

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