We propose and study a nonoverlapping and nonconforming domain decomposition method for the integral-equationbased solution of large, complex electromagnetic (EM) scattering problems. The continuity of the electric surface current across the boundary between adjacent subdomains is enforced by a skew-symmetric interior penalty formulation. A nonoverlapping additive Schwarz preconditioner is designed and analyzed for the solution of the linear system of equations resulting from Galerkin boundary-element discretization. We show that the preconditioned system exhibits a uniformly confined eigenspectrum with respect to changing problem and discretization parameters. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the fast convergence of iterative solvers and the superior accuracy of the solutions obtained by our method. The proposed work can be viewed as an effective preconditioning scheme that reduces the condition number of very large systems of equations in challenging EMscattering problems. The strength and capability of the proposed method will be illustrated by means of several examples of practical interest.
- Black interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin method
- Domain decomposition (DD) method
- Electromagnetic (EM) scattering
- Integral equation method
- Maxwell's equations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering