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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 9, 3401088 (2014)

Regular Articles

Meshless Time-Domain Method with Modified RPIM-Based Shape Functions for Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Simulation in Complex Shaped Domain
Taku ITOH, Soichiro IKUNO and Hiroaki NAKAMURA1)
Tokyo University of Technology, 1404-1 Katakura-machi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0982, Japan
National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki, Gifu 509-5292, Japan
(Received 10 December 2013 / Accepted 27 March 2014 / Published 4 July 2014)


To speed up electromagnetic wave propagation simulations using the meshless time-domain method (MTDM) in complex shaped domains, this paper presents a strategy for embedding the modified radial point interpolation method (MRPIM)-based shape functions to MTDM, while maintaining the stability of the simulations. Numerical experiments show that, by using the strategy with appropriate parameters, the stability of the simulations using MTDM with MRPIM-based shape functions (MRPIM-MTDM) is considerably improved. In addition, the approach of the amplification/damping rate to convergence in MRPIM-MTDM is almost the same as that in the conventional MTDM. Furthermore, the total computation time of MRPIM-MTDM is less than that of the conventional MTDM.


meshless time-domain method, meshless radial point interpolation method, electromagnetic propagation, waveguide bend, Maxwell equation

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.9.3401088


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Taku ITOH, Soichiro IKUNO and Hiroaki NAKAMURA, Plasma Fusion Res. 9, 3401088 (2014).