Numerical simulation of BOR scattering and radiation using a higher order FEM

Eric A. Dunn, Jin Kyu Byun, Eric D. Branch, Jian Ming Jin

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Numerical simulations of body-of-revolution geometries for scattering and radiation problems are presented. The formulation consists of a finite element-boundary integral (FE-BI) method which is based on a finite element method that uses higher order nodal-based scalar basis functions for the azimuthal field component and higher order edge-based vector basis functions for the transverse field. This formulation, when combined with a symmetric FE-BI hybridization scheme, yields a final system of equations that is more accurate than earlier first-order formulations. Numerical examples are given to demonstrate the accuracy and capabilities of the higher order solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-952
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Body of revolution (BOR)
  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Electromagnetic scattering
  • Finite element method (FEM)
  • Method of moments (MoM)
  • Radar cross section (RCS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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