This is the first publication that guides readers step by stepthrough the implementation of electromagnetic simulation techniquesbased on FDTD methods. These simulation techniques serve as anessential bridge between FDTD methods and their applications.Moreover, the book helps readers better understand the underlyinglogic of FDTD methods so that they can design FDTD projects usingeither commercial electromagnetic software packages or their owncodes in order to solve practical engineering problems.
The book begins with two chapters that introduce the basicconcepts of the 3-D Cartesian FDTD method, followed by discussionsof advanced FDTD methods such as conformal techniques, dispersivemedia, circuit elements, and near-to-far field transformation.Next, the book:
Presents basic concepts of parallel processing techniques andsystems, including parallel FDTD techniques and systems
Explores simulation techniques based on FDTD methods
Illustrates practical simulation techniques using engineeringapplications
Introduces advanced simulation techniques
Each chapter concludes with references to help readersinvestigate particular topics in greater depth. Each chapter alsoincludes problem sets that challenge readers to put their new FDTDand simulation skills into practice.
By bridging the gap between FDTD theory and practical simulationtechniques, this publication is an invaluable guide for studentsand engineers who need to solve a wide range of design problems inRF, antenna, and microwave engineering.