ECE Course Outline


Introduction to Computational Electromagnetics (3-0-3)

Catalog Description
The practical application of the finite-difference time-domain and finite element techniques to electromagnetic problems. Computer projects are required.
Taflove, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (3rd edition), Artech House, 2005. ISBN 9781580538329 (required)

Jin, The Finite Element Method of Electrogmagnetics (2nd edition), John Wiley, 2002. ISBN 9780471438182 (required)

Topical Outline
Formulation of Electromagnetic Problems

Finite-Difference Time-Domain Technique
  Difference Equations and Node Distributions
  Stability Criteria, Absorbing Boundary Conditions, Material Interfaces

Node Based Finite-Element Technique
  Introduction - One Dimensionl Problems
  Two-Dimensional Problems
    First-Order and Higher-Order Elements

Edge Based Finite-Element Technique
  Two-Dimensional Problems
  Introduction to Three-Dimensional Problems

Sparse Matrix Storage and Solution Techniques

Finite-Element Technique for More Complex Electromagnetic Problems
  Eigenvalue Problems
  Unbounded Field Problems
  Axisymmetric Problems
  Nonlinear Problems