Modeling of magnetic loss in the finite-element time-domain method

Douglas J. Riley, Jian Ming Jin

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The modeling of magnetically lossy media in the finite-element time-domain (FETD) method is substantially different from the simple treatment in the frequency-domain finite-element method. Two FETD formulations are presented and their numerical implementations are discussed. One is applicable to the case where each element is homogeneous, and the other can be applied to inhomogeneous elements. Verification is provided through comparison with results obtained from the traditional finite-difference time-domain method that colves the two Maxwell curl equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 20 2005


  • Finite-element time-domain method
  • Magnetic loss
  • Numerical modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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