WIT Press


An Efficient Boundary Element Modeling Of The Time Domain Integral Equations For Thin Wires Radiating In A Presence Of A Lossy Media

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE110121

Volume

52

Pages

10

Page Range

133 - 142

Published

2011

Size

399 kb

Author(s)

D. Poljak, S. Antonijevic & V. Doric

Abstract

The paper deals with the space-time Galerkin-Bubnov scheme of the Indirect Boundary Element Method for the solution of time domain integral equations for thin wires in the presence of lossy media of the Pocklington and Hallen type, respectively. The presence of a dissipative half-space is taken into account via the corresponding space-time reflection coefficients. Some illustrative computational examples related to the overhead wires and grounding electrodes are presented. Keywords: boundary elements, time domain modeling, Hallen equation, Pocklington equation, thin wires. 1 Introduction Generally, a direct time-domain analysis of thin wire configurations in the presence of lossy media can be carried out by using the appropriate space–time integral equations of either Pocklington or Hallen type [1–4]. One of the most efficient numerical solution approaches to both equation types is related to the Galerkin-Bubnov Indirect Boundary Element Method (GB-IBEM) [2]. When applied to the solution of the Hallen integral equation the method appears to be relatively complex comparing to various procedures for the solution of Pocklington equations, but, at the same time, it is proven to be highly efficient and accurate and unconditionally stable [2, 4]. On the other hand, the implementation of GB-IBEM to the solution of the Pocklington type equation is relatively simple, but suffers from numerical instabilities. The origin of these instabilities is the existence of space-time differential operator [2]. The GBIBEM solution of Pocklington equation in free space for certain values of time

Keywords

boundary elements, time domain modeling, Hallen equation, Pocklington equation, thin wires