Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2019 - 29.05.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V 2018 - 2019 (spring, odd years, not offered 2019 - 2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, the student will understand the basic principles of two popular numerical analysis methods in electromagnetics. She/he recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and is able to evaluate their suitability for solving practical engineering problems. The student learns how to implement (with MATLAB) solvers for simple example problems and to use these solvers to find solutions for electromagnetic design problems. He/she will utilize problem-solving processes and learns to report and document his/her results.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course focuses on the fundamentals of the frequency domain finite element method (FEM) and integral equation method (the method of moments, MoM). The course gives students theoretical background of the methods and considers practical implementation and application oriented issues, such as MATLAB programming of FEM and MoM  and their application in waveguide eigenmode analysis, S-parameter determination of multiport structures, and computation of scattering cross sections of arbitrary scatterers, and antenna radiation patterns.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Homework exercises, hands-on MATLAB exercises, project works, reports, literature study, and seminar presentations. Evaluation criteria will be specified at the beginning of the course.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 44 h (2 h lectures per week, 10 weeks; 2 h exercises per week, 10 weeks; project work 2 x 2 h). Independent work 91 h.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

S-96.3330 Numerical methods in electromagnetics

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Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic knowledge of electromagnetic field theory, engineering mathematics (vector differential and integral calculus), and MATLAB programming.

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


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