Finite-Difference-Time-Domain (FDTD) Algorithm for Multiblock Grids

Hahn I, Kräck V (2014)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2014

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Edited Volumes: Proceedings - 2014 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2014

Pages Range: 1173-1179

Conference Proceedings Title: ICEM 2014

Event location: Berlin, Germany DE

DOI: 10.1109/ICELMACH.2014.6960331


In this paper, a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) algorithm for multiblock grids is presented to solve electromagnetic field problems. In order to compute the magnetic field distribution in the presence of complex geometries, multiblock grids are used instead of conventional cartesian single-block grids for discretization. Those multiblock grids are globally unstructured, but locally structured. For the implementation of such grids the exchange of information across block interfaces is essential. Simulations of electromagnetic field problems using the multiblock FDTD formulation demonstrate the validity of the method.

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Hahn, I., & Kräck, V. (2014). Finite-Difference-Time-Domain (FDTD) Algorithm for Multiblock Grids. In ICEM 2014 (pp. 1173-1179). Berlin, Germany, DE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..


Hahn, Ingo, and Veronika Kräck. "Finite-Difference-Time-Domain (FDTD) Algorithm for Multiblock Grids." Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM 2014), Berlin, Germany Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 1173-1179.

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