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Analysis of Complex Discontinuities in Circular Waveguides Using Hybrid Finite Element Method and Multimodal Variational Method

By Mohamed Yahia, Junwu Tao, and Hedi Sakli
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 51, 101-107, 2015
doi:10.2528/PIERL14120902

Abstract

We propose a hybrid multimodal variational method (MVM) and finite element method (FEM) to the analysis of complex 2D discontinuities in circular waveguides. The finite element method characterizes waves in arbitrarily shaped discontinuities, and the total response of the circuit is obtained by applying the multimodal variational method. The proposed hybrid method is successfully applied to the full-wave analysis of discontinuities with great practical interest (i.e., circular, crossshaped, off-centered, ridged, multi-aperture irises, etc.), thus improving CPU time and memory storage against several full-wave finite element method based computer aided design (CAD) tools (i.e. HFSS High Frequency Structural Simulator).

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Mohamed Yahia, Junwu Tao, and Hedi Sakli, "Analysis of Complex Discontinuities in Circular Waveguides Using Hybrid Finite Element Method and Multimodal Variational Method," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 51, 101-107, 2015.
doi:10.2528/PIERL14120902
http://www.jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=14120902

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