One of the challenges in electromagnetics is to solve electromagnetic fields originated from a radiating source or a scattering object in distances that largely exceed the dimensions of the source or scatterer. In this paper, domain decomposition based on the application reasoning of the perfectly matched layer (PML) is studied by the spectral element method (SEM) for the first time in order to solve near and far electromagnetic fields without requiring substantially computational resources. Scattering from a loss-free dielectric cylinder and radiated fields from a line source are the problems utilized for the purpose of numerical demonstration in two dimensions in order to verify the successful application of SEM and its accuracy under domain decomposition. It is demonstrated that it is possible to accurately solve for near-field and far-field zones where millions of unknowns are encountered by using a typical personal computer.
Domain truncation, electromagnetic fields, numerical methods, radiation, scattering
"On the application of the spectral element method in electromagnetic problems involving domain decomposition,"
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences: Vol. 25:
2, Article 31.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/elektrik/vol25/iss2/31