MSc in Electrical Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS|
|Course Unit Code||AEEE553|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Electrical Engineering (Technical Electives) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
Maxwell’s equations and Wave equation: Review Maxwell’s Equations, Boundary Conditions, Wave Equation, Vector Potential Theory, Wave Polarization and Solutions to Maxwell’s equations, explicit and implicit time-dependent PDE solution methods, stability and numerical dispersion errors.
Yee’s algorithm: Yee-algorithm for the solution of the time-dependent Maxwell equations for vector electromagnetic fields in multiple space dimensions, Implementation of physical source models in a Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) formulation, pseudo-differential or perfectly matched layer absorbing boundaries in an FDTD formulation, network parameters from microwave and millimetre wave circuit and antenna systems using the FDTD.
Ritz and Galerkin methods: Scalar and vector shape functions, Discretisation and Absorbing Boundary Conditions techniques.
Applications of Finite Element Analysis: Finite Element Analysis for static and dynamic solution of Maxwell’s equations in waveguides.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
Teaching is based on lectures.The course delivery will be based on theoretical lecturing, assignments and exercises solved in class. Exercises will be handed to students and their solutions shall be analysed at lecture periods. Additional tutorial time at the end of each lecture will be provided to students. Students are expected to demonstrate the necessary effort to become confident with the different concepts and topics of the course.
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|Language of instruction||English|