This course on Computational Electromagnetics is targetted at senior undergraduate students and beginning graduate students who have taken a first course in Engineering Electromagnetics. The course covers the mathematical formulation of the main methods currently in use by the community, namely: Integral Equations Methods (and their solution by the Method of Moments), the Finite Element Method, and the Finite Difference Time Domain method. These methods are illustrated by their use in solving scattering problems and antenna radiation/impedance calculation problems. Additional topics include introduction to inverse problems, calculating the mutual coupling between antennas, finding the electromagnetic modes of a waveguide, and techniques to hybridize the Finite Element Method with the Integral Equation Method. Programming issues faced in the implementation of these methods will also be highlighted.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Senior UG students, PG students
PREREQUISITES: Engineering electromagnetics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: ISRO, DRDO