ABSTRACT

The Finite-Difference Time-domain (FDTD) method allows you to compute electromagnetic interaction for complex problem geometries with ease. The simplicity of the approach coupled with its far-reaching usefulness, create the powerful, popular method presented in The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for Electromagnetics. This volume offers timeless applications and formulations you can use to treat virtually any material type and geometry.
The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for Electromagnetics explores the mathematical foundations of FDTD, including stability, outer radiation boundary conditions, and different coordinate systems. It covers derivations of FDTD for use with PEC, metal, lossy dielectrics, gyrotropic materials, and anisotropic materials. A number of applications are completely worked out with numerous figures to illustrate the results. It also includes a printed FORTRAN 77 version of the code that implements the technique in three dimensions for lossy dielectric materials.
There are many methods for analyzing electromagnetic interactions for problem geometries. With The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for Electromagnetics, you will learn the simplest, most useful of these methods, from the basics through to the practical applications.

chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

part 1|41 pages

Fundamental Concepts

chapter 2|17 pages

Scattered Field FDTD Formulation

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 3|21 pages

FDTD Basics

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

part 2|51 pages

Basic Applications

chapter 4|25 pages

Coupling Effects

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 5|7 pages

Waveguide Aperture Coupling

ByP. Alinikula, K. S. Kunz

chapter 6|15 pages

Lossy Dielectric Scattering

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

part 3|136 pages

Special Capabilities

chapter 7|18 pages

Far Zone Transformation

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 8|40 pages

Frequency-Dependent Materials

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 9|21 pages

Surface Impedance

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 10|17 pages

Subcellular Extensions

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 11|27 pages

Nonlinear Loads and Materials

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 12|8 pages

Visualization

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

part 4|85 pages

Advanced Applications

chapter 13|21 pages

Far Zone Scattering

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 14|35 pages

Antennas

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 15|25 pages

Gyrotropic Media

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

part 5|43 pages

Mathematical Basis of FDTD and Alternate Methods

chapter 16|8 pages

Difference Equations in General

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 17|12 pages

Stability, Dispersion, Accuracy

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 18|12 pages

Outer Radiation Boundary Conditions

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers

chapter 19|9 pages

Alternate Formulations

ByKarl S. Kunz, Raymond J. Luebbers