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A generalized precorrected-FFT method for electromagnetic analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacob K. White. en_US Leibman, Stephen Gerald en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation for Design and Optimization Program. en_US 2008-09-03T15:43:22Z 2008-09-03T15:43:22Z 2008 en_US 2008 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computation for Design and Optimization Program, 2008. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-119). en_US
dc.description.abstract Boundary Element Methods (BEM) can be ideal approaches for simulating the behavior of physical systems in which the volumes have homogeneous properties. These, especially the so-called "fast" or "accelerated" BEM approaches often have significant computational advantages over other well-known methods which solve partial differential equations on a volume domain. However, the implementation of techniques used to accelerate BEM approaches often comes at a loss of some generality, reducing their applicability to many problems and preventing engineers and researchers from easily building on a common, popular base of code. In this thesis we create a BEM solver which uses the Pre-Corrected FFT technique for accelerating computation, and uses a novel approach which allows users to provide arbitrary basis functions. We demonstrate its utility for both electrostatic and full-wave electromagnetic problems in volumes with homogeneous isotropic permittivity, bounded by arbitrarily complex surface geometries. The code is shown to have performance characteristics similar to the best known approaches for these problems. It also provides an increased level of generality, and is designed in such a way that should allow it to easily be extended by other researchers. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Stephen Gerald Leibman. en_US
dc.format.extent 119 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Computation for Design and Optimization Program. en_US
dc.title A generalized precorrected-FFT method for electromagnetic analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation for Design and Optimization Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 240772597 en_US

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