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The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Electromagnetics with MATLAB® Simulations, 2nd Edition

The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Electromagnetics with MATLAB® Simulations, 2nd Edition

by Atef Z. Elsherbeni, Veysel Demir

This book introduces the powerful Finite-Difference Time-Domain method to students and interested researchers and readers. An effective introduction is accomplished using a step-by-step process that builds competence and confidence in developing complete working codes for the design and analysis of various antennas and microwave devices. This book will serve graduate students, researchers, and those in industry and government who are using other electromagnetics tools and methods for the sake of performing independent numerical confirmation. No previous experience with finite-difference methods is assumed of readers.

Key features

  • Presents the fundamental techniques of the FDTD method at a graduate level, taking readers from conceptual understanding to actual program development.
  • Full derivations are provided for final equations.
  • Includes 3D illustrations to aid in visualization of field components and fully functional MATLAB® code examples.
  • Completely revised and updated for this second edition, including expansion into advanced techniques such as total field/scattered field formulation, dispersive material modeling, analysis of periodic structures, non-uniform grid, and graphics processing unit acceleration of finite-difference time-domain method.

About the Author

Atef Z. Elsherbeni is a distinguished chair professor and interim department head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Colorado School of Mines. His research interests include the scattering and diffraction of EM waves, finite-difference time-domain analysis of antennas and microwave devices, field visualization and software development for EM education, interactions of electromagnetic waves with the human body, RFID and sensor integrated FRID systems, reflector and printed antennas and antenna arrays, and measurement of antenna characteristics and material properties. Dr Elsherbeni is a Fellow of IEEE and ACES, and Editor-in-Chief for ACES Journal. He was the General Chair for the 2014 APS-URSI Symposium and was the President of ACES Society from 2013 to 2015.

Veysel Demir is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University. His main field of research is electromagnetics and microwaves, and he is especially experienced in applied computational electromagnetics. He heavily participated in the development of time-domain and frequency-domain numerical analysis tools for new applications and contributed to research on improving the accuracy and speed of the algorithms being developed. He is experienced in designing RF/microwave circuits and antennas for the related technologies, and performing experimental characterizations of these devices. Dr Demir is a member of IEEE, ACES, and SigmaXi, has co-authored more than 50 technical journal and conference papers, and served as a technical program co-chair for the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting and for the ACES 2015 conference.

Publication Year: 2015

Pages: 560

ISBN-13: 978-1-61353-175-4

Format: HBK

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