[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We report on results concerning a discontinuous Galerkin time domain (DGTD) method for the solution of Maxwell equations. This DGTD method is formulated on unstructured simplicial meshes (triangles in 2-D and tetrahedra in 3-D). Within each mesh element, the electromagnetic field components are approximated by an arbitrarily high order nodal polynomial while, in the original formulation of the method, time integration is achieved by a second order Leap-Frog scheme. Here, we discuss about several recent developments aiming at improving the accuracy and the computational efficiency of this DGTD method in view of the simulation of problems involving general domains and heterogeneous media.
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 09/2010; · 1.42 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper is concerned with the design of a high-order discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method for solving the 2-D time-domain Maxwell equations on nonconforming triangular meshes. The proposed DG method allows for using nonconforming meshes with arbitrary-level hanging nodes. This method combines a centered approximation for the evaluation of fluxes at the interface between neighboring elements of the mesh, with a leap-frog time integration scheme. Numerical experiments are presented which both validate the theoretical results and provide further insights regarding to the practical performance of the proposed DG method, particulary when nonconforming meshes are employed.
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 07/2008; · 1.42 Impact Factor