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A 3D multimodal FDTD algorithm for electromagnetic and acoustic propagation in curved waveguides and bent ducts of varying cross‐section

Nikolaos V. Kantartzis (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Theodoros K. Katsibas (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Christos S. Antonopoulos (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Theodoros D. Tsiboukis (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Abstract

This paper presents a curvilinearly‐established finite‐difference time‐domain methodology for the enhanced 3D analysis of electromagnetic and acoustic propagation in generalised electromagnetic compatibility devices, junctions or bent ducts. Based on an exact multimodal decomposition and a higher‐order differencing topology, the new technique successfully treats complex systems of varying cross‐section and guarantees the consistent evaluation of their scattering parameters or resonance frequencies. To subdue the non‐separable modes at the structures' interfaces, a convergent grid approach is developed, while the tough case of abrupt excitations is also studied. Thus, the proposed algorithm attains significant accuracy and savings, as numerically verified by various practical problems.

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Kantartzis, N.V., Katsibas, T.K., Antonopoulos, C.S. and Tsiboukis, T.D. (2004), "A 3D multimodal FDTD algorithm for electromagnetic and acoustic propagation in curved waveguides and bent ducts of varying cross‐section", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 613-624. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640410540520

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