The aim of this book is to give a broad overview of the TLM(Transmission Line Matrix) method, which is one of the"time-domain numerical methods." These methods arereputed for their significant reliance on computer resources.However, they have the advantage of being highly general.
The TLM method has acquired a reputation for being a powerful andeffective tool by numerous teams and still benefits today fromsignificant theoretical developments. In particular, in recentyears, its ability to simulate various situations with excellentprecision, including complex materials, has beendemonstrated.
Application examples are included in the last two chapters of thebook, enabling the reader to draw conclusions regarding theperformance of the implemented techniques and, at the same time, tovalidate them.
1. Basis of the TLM Method: the 2D TLM Method.
2. 3D Nodes.
3. Introduction of Discrete Elements and Thin Wires in the TLMMethod.
4. The TLM Method in Matrix Form and the Z Transform.
Appendix A. Development of Maxwell's Equations using the ZTransform with a Variable Mesh.
Appendix B. Treatment of Plasma using the Z Transform for the TLMMethod.