We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

Enriched finite elements for initial-value problem of transverse electromagnetic waves in time domain.

Drolia, M. and Mohamed, M.S. and Laghrouche, O. and Seaid, M. and Trevelyan, J. (2017) 'Enriched finite elements for initial-value problem of transverse electromagnetic waves in time domain.', Computers and structures., 182 . pp. 354-367.


This paper proposes a partition of unity enrichment scheme for the solution of the electromagnetic wave equation in the time domain. A discretization scheme in time is implemented to render implicit solutions of systems of equations possible. The scheme allows for calculation of the field values at different time steps in an iterative fashion. The spatial grid is partitioned into a finite number of elements with intrinsic shape functions to form the bases of solution. Furthermore, each finite element degree of freedom is expanded into a sum of a slowly varying term and a combination of highly oscillatory functions. The combination consists of plane waves propagating in multiple directions, with a fixed frequency. This significantly reduces the number of degrees of freedom required to discretize the unknown field, without compromising on the accuracy or allowed tolerance in the errors, as compared to that of other enriched FEM approaches. Also, this considerably reduces the computational costs in terms of memory and processing time. Parametric studies, presented herein, confirm the robustness and efficiency of the proposed method and the advantages compared to another enrichment method.

Item Type:Article
Full text:(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Download PDF
Publisher Web site:
Publisher statement:© 2016 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Date accepted:17 November 2016
Date deposited:23 November 2016
Date of first online publication:07 January 2017
Date first made open access:07 January 2018

Save or Share this output

Look up in GoogleScholar