Using the method of moments and Robin Hood method to solve electromagnetic scattering problems
Author(s)Chester, David A., III
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
Joseph A. Formaggio.
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This thesis project was to write a program in C++ that solves electromagnetic scattering problems for arbitrarily shaped scatterers. This was implemented by using a surface integral formulation of Maxwell's equations, which discretizes the surface of the scatterer into thousands of triangles. The method of moments (MoM) was applied, which calculates the Green's functions between each triangle element. A matrix equation is obtained and solved using the Robin Hood (RH) method. The solution to this equation gives the scattered electromangetic field. This program is first tested on a sphere, which is compared to the analytic solution known as Mie scattering. Once these results are confirmed, the program can be used for the KATRIN experiment to ensure that no Penning traps occur in the electron spectrometer.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2012.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-69).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology