Nonconforming discretization of the PMCHWT integral equation applied to arbitrarily shaped dielectric objects
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The Poggio-Miller-Chan-Harrington-Wu-Tsai (PMCHWT) integral equation is widely used in the scattering analysis of dielectric bodies. The RWG set is normally adopted to expand the electric and magnetic currents in the Method of Moments (MoM) discretization of the PMCHWT formulation. This set preserves normal continuity across edges in the expansion of currents. However, in the analysis of composite objects, the imposition of such continuity constraint around junctions, where several regions intersect, becomes convoluted. We present a new nonconforming discretization of the PMCHWT formulation so that currents are expanded with no continuity constraint across edges. This becomes well-suited for the analysis of composite objects or nonconformal meshes, where some adjacent facets have no common edges. We show RCS results where the nonconforming PMCHWT implementation, facet-oriented, shows similar or better accuracy as the conventional approach, edge-oriented, for a given degree of meshing.
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CitationSekulic, I., Ubeda, E., Rius, J. Nonconforming discretization of the PMCHWT integral equation applied to arbitrarily shaped dielectric objects. A: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. "2017 11th European Conferenceon Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2017): Paris, France: 19-24 March 2017". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 311-314.