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Parallel Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method

Parallel Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method

Copyright: 2006
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781596930865

eBook $140.00 Qty:
Exploit the naturally parallel properties of the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm to improve existing Time Domain Field Solvers, and to efficiently address more complex and large problem sets with this cutting-edge reference. The book shows you how to apply MPI and MPICH to develop a parallel FDTD code, and to assemble the hardware to run it in parallel. In addition to introducing the basic concepts of the MPI library, parallel data structures, and parallel architectures, this practical resource gives you detailed guidance on implementing parallel FDTD using parallel data-exchanging code. You learn how to interconnect PCs in a cluster to efficiently execute FDTD in parallel. The book provides you with hands-on examples using large finite antenna arrays that illustrate the power of parallel FDTD. You also find practical strategies for carrying out parallel FDTD and learn about the BOR/FDTD technique and its parallel implementation. The book concludes with instructions on downloading, installing, and setting up the MPI library on both Windows and Linux systems, as well as a handy tutorial on MPI data types, operators, and functions in FORTRAN and C.
FDTD MethodBasic Concepts of Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD). Numerical Dispersion Associated with the FDTD Method. Stability Characteristics. Non-Uniform Mesh. ; Boundary ConditionsPEC and PMC Boundary Condition. Mur Absorbing Boundary Condition. Unsplit PML. Stretched Coordinate PML. Time Domain Convolution PML. ; Parallel FDTD MethodIntroduction to MPI Library. Data Exchanging Technique on Parallel FDTD. Domain Decomposition Technique in Parallel FDTD. Realization of Parallel FDTD Method. Result Collection Technique in Parallel FDTD. Parallel Technique Relative to Parallel FDTD. Numerical Examples. ; Implementation of MPI: MPICHMPICHIntroduction. Data Transform Processing. Efficiency Analysis of Parallel FDTD. Parallel FDTD Optimization. ; Advanced FDTD MethodsPEC Conformal Technique. Dielectric Conformal Technique. ADI-FDTD Technique. Dispersive Medium Simulation. Lumped Element Simulation. ; Excitation Source TechniquesExcitation SourceIntroduction. Excitation Source Analysis. Local Sources. Excitation Techniques of Transformation Lines. Output Power Analysis of Local Excitation Sources. Relationship of Time Delay and Phase Difference. Plane Wave Source. ; FDTD Result Processing TechniquesResult Collection and Fourier Transformation. Signal Model Extraction. Near-to-Far Field Transform. ; Engineering Allocation of Parallel FDTDFinite Patch Antenna. Finite Crossed Dipole Array. ; BOR/FDTD Method BOR/FDTDIntroduction. BOR/FDTD Techniques. PML for BOR/FDTD. Near-to-Far Field Transform for BOR/FDTD. Singularity Boundary Condition. Simulation Techniques for Partial Symmetric Structures. ; Parallel BOR/FDTD Parallel BOR/FDTD Technique. Realization Technique of Parallel BOR/FDTD. Efficiency Analysis of Parallel BOR/FDTD. Reflector Antenna System Simulation. ; Appendix: Basic MPI IntroductionFORTRAN Functions. C Functions. MPI Data Types. MPI Operators. Download, Installation and Set-up of MPI Library. ;
  • Yongjin Liu Yongjun Liu is a Research Associate in Department of Electrical Engineering of Pennsylvania State University. He earned an M.S. in electrical engineering at the Communication University of China.
  • Raj Mittra Raj Mittra is a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of Pennsylvania State University and the Director of the Electromagnetic Communication Laboratory. He has served as the editor of the prominent journal, Transactions of the Antennas and Propagation Society. He is also the coauthor of Parallel Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Artech House, 2006). Professor Mittra won the IEEE Millennium medal in 2000, the IEEE/AP-S Distinguished Achievement Award in 2002, the AP-S Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award in 2004, and the IEEE Electromagnetics Award in 2005.
  • Tao Su Tao Su has been working as a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Electromagnetics Communications Lab at Pennsylvania State University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently with Sigrity Inc.
  • Xiaoling Yang Xiaoling Yang is a Research Associate in Department of Electrical Engineering of Pennsylvania State University. He earned an M.S. in mathematics at Tianjin University, China.
  • Wenhua Yu Wenhua Yu is Tepin professor of Jiangsu Normal University, president of 2COMU, Inc., and a visiting professor of Harbin Engineering University. He is also the founder of Global Chinese Electromagnetic Network.
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