A new finite element model for reduced order electromagnetic modeling

Yu Zhu, Andreas C. Cangellaris

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This paper introduces a new formulation suitable for direct model order reduction of finite element approximations of electromagnetic systems using Krylov subspace methods. The proposed formulation utilizes a finite element model of Maxwell's curl equations to generate a state-space representation of the electromagnetic system most suitable for the implementation of model order reduction techniques based on Krylov subspaces. It is shown that, with a proper selection of the finite element interpolation functions for the fields, the proposed formulation is equivalent to the commonly used approximation of the vector wave equation with tangentially continuous vector finite elements. This equivalence is exploited to improve the computational efficiency of the model order reduction process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2001


  • FEM formulation
  • Model order reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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