A Volume-Surface Integral Equation for Electromagnetic Scattering by Inhomogeneous Cylinders

J. M. Jin, V. V. Liepa, C. T. Tai

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This paper presents an integral equation formulation for electromagnetic scat- tering by inhomogeneous infinite cylinders having arbitrary scalar permittivities and per- meabilities. The formulation involves both volume and surface integrals with only one unknown field component, and is applicable to both transverse electric and transverse magnetic cases. This volume-surface integral equation is well-suited for numerical imple- mentation. In this paper, the integral equation is first derived by integrating the wave equation with the aid of the free-space Green’s function, and then analyzed from the physical point of view, resulting in a new interpretation for the scattering mechanism. Finally, the equation is programmed using the method of moments with pulse expansion functions and point-matching. Numerical results are shown to demonstrate the validity of the formulation and the new interpretation of the scattering mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-588
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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