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Information on 2D1274, Elektromagnetiska beräkningar
The course in
Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) fall '06 surveys the
mathematics and numerics for three classes of formulations, Maxwell
Equations as PDE in the time and frequency domain; Integral equation
formulations for the frequency domain, and High-frequency
approximations (HF). The schedule (preliminary, see below) is for a
5-credit course with twelve meetings, homework/projects, Q&A-sessions
to get started with labs, and a written examination.
is intended for graduate and last year students in scientific
computing, theoretical electromagnetics, and other interested
The first meeting is TUE Oct 17 15-17 in room 1537, Osquars B. 2
Survey of Mathematics and numerics
Maxwell Eqns. Time domain finite difference; Boundary conditions,
sources; Subgrid models;
Frequency domain element methods and couplings, e.g. applied to
Field Integral equations. EFIE and MFIE, finite elements and
collocation, element properties, convergence. Iterative solution methods and
pre-conditioners. Fast methods, multi-poles and wavelets.
High-frequency approximations; Physical optics, Uniform theory of diffraction.
Ray techniques: Reflections, diffractions, creeping waves, etc.
Lectures scheduled: Tuesdays 15-17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 and 12 (see below),
close to room 1537
Written examination: first opportunity Dec. 15, 9-12, close to my office.
Other times possible if convenient for students.
Lecture notes pdf here, list of review questions
for examination to appear here by Dec. 7.
Instructions Lab 3 pdf here
Notes Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 Lab 2 pdf here, Homework 2 pdf here
Lecture notes Oct. 30 about non-reflective BC and sources pdf here
Schedule (preliminary) see below;
Intro & lect 2 pdf here ,
homework 1 pdf here
Course starts Oct 17, 15-17, in room 1537, fifth floor, Osquars B. 2.
(course administrator), room 1520, tel. 7906228
NADA Course Secretary and Registration
email@example.com, tel. 7908077.
The book: A.Bondeson,T.Rylander,P.Ingelstrom: Computational Electromagnetics,
Springer, 2005 (Available at KTH bookstore)
Lecture notes J.Keller on Ray methods for HF applications.
(handed out later)
Lab-instructions and matlab codes, downloadable from home page (here)
old exam papers, d:o.
For those unfamiliar with the NADA UNIX environment, the following are
- in English:
- The NADA UNIX Environment
- MATLAB intro manual
- in Swedish:
- Användarhandledning för UNIX av Berkeleytyp.
- Användarhandledning för MATLAB version 5(?) på NADA
- Användarhandledning för GnuEmacs och Mg
- Användarhandledning för Terminalsalarna och "X"
- Översikt över datormiljön på NADA.
- Regler för datoranvändning på Nada.
Preliminary Lecture Schedule
4523: Lindstedtsv. 5, 5:th floor
1535: Lindstedtsv. 3 or Osquars B. 2 , 5:th floor
1537: Lindstedtsv. 3 or Osquars B. 2 , 5:th floor
L51 : Dr. Kristinas v. 30
Time Lecturer Room
1 Tue Oct 17 15-17 O 1537
2 Fri Oct 20 17.30- O 1537
3 Tue Oct 24 10-12 O 4523*
4 Fri Oct 27 10-12 O L51*
5 Mon Oct 30 10-12 O 1535*
--- 6 Tue Oct 31 15-17 O 1537 --- cancelled---
7 Tue Nov 7 15-17 O 4523*
8 Fri Nov 10 10-12 O 1537
9 Mon Nov 13 15-17 O 1537
10 Fri Nov 17 15-17 O 1537 - cancelled
Tue Nov 21 15-17 O 4523
=========== new schedule=========
Tue Nov 28 15-17 O TBD
Tue Dec 5 15-17 O TBD
Tue Dec 12 15-17 O TBD
Schedule subject to agreement with students at first meeting.
The laboratory work consists of homework and computer experiments
carried out by groups of no more than two students. Each group hands
in a report on each HOMEWORK to an instructor, or in the NADA
mailboxes (Osquars B. 2, bottom floor, and level 4) (NOT the
instructors' mail stops !).
Each group shall also make an oral presentation of one of the
You can also fax lab reports, 08/7900930
att. J.Oppelstrup. The deadline is Jan 12, 2007. Anything handed in
after the deadline may take a long time to be graded.
FDTD 1D & 2D; Non-reflective boundaries, sources (Huygens surfaces)
ps-file Lab 1
Lab 1 geom file
FE for eigenfrequencies of cavity, node and edge elements;
MATLAB code from book can be downloaded from the url given in
introductory chapter; Instructions Lab 2 (same as under Course News above) pdf here
Quasi-steady equations, 2D Eddy Currents in axisymmetric model,
magnetic vector potential formulation, Comsol Multiphysics
Boundary integral (MoM) for TM wave scattering on PEC
and dielectric cylinder. See lecture notes above, and copy
from Wang handed out Nov. 21.
Lab3 PEC exact sol (m-file)
Lab3 DIEL exact sol (m-file)
The NADA computers are available for computer work.
No specific bookings have been made for the course.
You may need a CSC account. Sign the name list sent round and after
a few days go to the CSC help desk "Delfi" (Osquars B. 2)
obtain an account.
Discussions of homework and assignments with your fellow
students are encouraged. We hope that those of you who are more
experienced in some theoretical aspect, or in the use of computers,
will give advice to others. The assignment reports should be clearly
written and easy to read for the grader:
Mere sheaves of computer plots and printed output
will not be accepted.
The examination paper will be written with closed books. The first
exam will be given around Dec 15, according to agreement with students.
The next will be given in January. Further on, by
popular request only.
Dec 15, 9-12, close to room 1521 (instructor's office)
Here is an example of an old exam paper:
Exam Dec 17, 1999 (ps file)
The NADA Terminal Rooms
The student union magnetic card gives access to the NADA terminal
rooms around the clock, but daytime they are often booked for other
The course will be evaluated at the end when you will be asked to fill
in a standard course evaluation form, but any comments along the way
are most welcome !
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