Second-order perfectly matched layers for the time-domain finite-element method

Zheng Lou, Davi Correia, Jian Ming Jin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A formulation is presented to implement the second-order perfectly matched layer (PML) in the time-domain finite element (TDFE) simulation of electromagnetic problems. The formulation is validated by the numerical simulation of a waveguide, a stripline, and an antenna problem. The numerical results show clearly that the second-order PML implemented in the TDFE algorithm can effectively absorb both propagating and evanescent waves; hence, it provides an effective mesh truncation for the TDFE solution of wave propagation, scattering, and radiation problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1004
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Finite element analysis
  • Perfectly matched layers (PMLs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Second-order perfectly matched layers for the time-domain finite-element method'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this