Vector one-way wave absorbing boundary conditions for FEM applications

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In this paper a derivation is presented which leads to a new and general class of vector absorbing boundary conditions (ABC's) for use with the finite element method (FEM). The derivation is based on a vector one-way wave equation and a polynomial approximation of the vector radical. It is shown that wide-angle absorbing boundary conditions, as proposed in [13] for optimal absorption of out-going waves, can be obtained in vector form. Vector plane waves are used to evaluate the accuracy and the reflection performance of these boundary conditions in a wide range of incidence angles. The implementation of the vector ABC's in a FEM formulation is also provided to show how up to the fifth-order absorbing accuracy can be achieved with derivatives only up to the second-order. A possible formulation is described which not only yields a third-order accuracy with first-order derivatives, but also retains the symmetry of the FEM matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)872-878
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1994

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Vector one-way wave absorbing boundary conditions for FEM applications. / Sun, Weimin; Balanis, Constantine.

In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 42, No. 6, 06.1994, p. 872-878.

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