Course of Computational Electromagnetics

Prof. Maurizio Bozzi

Programme of the course

Lecturer: Maurizio Bozzi
Course name: Computational electromagnetics
Course code: 505150
Degree course: Electronic Engineering
Disciplinary field of science: ING-INF/02
University credits: CFU 6

Specific course objectives

The course aims to illustrate the most common numerical techniques adopted for the electromagnetic modeling of microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and antennas. At the end of this course, the student will be able to select the most appropriate numerical technique to solve a specific electromagnetic problem, and to implement computer programs to solve simple problems. Moreover, the student will be able to use some of the most popular commercial electromagnetic programs and to critically evaluate the numerical results.

Course programme

Introduction to computational electromagnetics.
The Finite-Difference Time Domain (FDTD) and Finite-Difference Frequency Domain (FDFD) methods.
The Method of Moments (MoM).
The Finite Element Method (FEM).
The Boundary Element Method (BEM).
Hybrid methods: MoM/BI-RME Method.
Modal techniques.

Course entry requirements

Basic knowledge of electromagnetic field theory, microwaves, and mathematical methods.

Course structure and teaching

Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 36
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 18

Suggested reading materials

M. N. O. Sadiku. Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics. CRC press, 2000.

R. F. Harrington. Field Computation by Moment Methods. IEEE Press, 1993. (reference reading).

Jianming Jin. The finite element method in electromagnetics. J.Wiley & Sons, 1993. (reference reading).

R. Mittra and S.W. Lee. Analytical Techniques in the Theory of Guided Waves. The Macmillan Company, 1971. (reference reading).

Notes from the course instructor.

Testing and exams

There will be an oral exam with the discussion of a project developed during the course.


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