Time-domain finite-element methods

Jin-Fa Lee Jin-Fa, Robert Lee Robert, Andreas Cangellaris

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In this paper, various time-domain finite-element methods for the simulation of transient electromagnetic wave phenomena are discussed. Detailed descriptions of test/trial spaces, explicit and implicit formulations, nodal and edge/facet element basis functions are given, along with the numerical stability properties of the different methods. The advantages and disadvantages of mass lumping are examined. Finally, the various formulations are compared on the basis of their numerical dispersion performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-442
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Electromagnetic transient analysis
  • Finiteelement methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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