Journal article

Field-only surface integral equations: Scattering from a perfect electric conductor

Q Sun, E Klaseboer, AJ Yuffa, DYC Chan

Journal of the Optical Society of America A | Optical Society of America | Published : 2020

Abstract

A field-only boundary integral formulation of electromagnetics is derived without the use of surface currents that appear in the Stratton–Chu formulation. For scattering by a perfect electrical conductor (PEC), the components of the electric field are obtained directly from surface integral equation solutions of three scalar Helmholtz equations for the field components. The divergence-free condition is enforced via a boundary condition on the normal component of the field and its normal derivative. Field values and their normal derivatives at the surface of the PEC are obtained directly from surface integral equations that do not contain divergent kernels. Consequently, high-order elements w..

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