Development of digital filtering techniques in three-dimensional TLM models

Vongurai, Rawin (2013) Development of digital filtering techniques in three-dimensional TLM models. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Digital filtering (DF) techniques are receiving significant interest, because they can represent fine features such as vias, thin-panels and thin-wires in full-field solutions of electromagnetic problems with significant savings in computational costs. However, a limitation of this technique is that DF can only represent a fine feature as a plane or as an internal boundary. In other words, an internal boundary can represent the electromagnetic properties of a fine feature in one dimension or two directions.

The DF technique is usually involved with time domain solvers such as the Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) and the Transmission Line Modeling (TLM) methods. Both of them are commonly used to investigate the electromagnetic fields in the problem spaces. Here the TLM method is selected for demonstrating the DF technique.

This thesis presents the formulation of TLM in three-dimensions in order to investigate the limitations of the DF technique and the solutions. As a result, new techniques have been developed. These techniques can be applied to the three dimensional TLM method in order to represent the fine features in three-dimensions appropriately.

The developed techniques were demonstrated using some examples of three-dimensional embedded objects, such as conducting volumes and dielectrics. Their accuracy and efficiency are compared with the standard TLM method in the time and frequency-domain. The results show good agreement between these techniques and the standard TLM method.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Christopoulos, C.
Thomas, D.W.P.
Sewell, P.D.
Greedy, S.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering
UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 13651
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 14:01
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2017 14:11

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