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An improved alternating-direction-implicit (ADI) algorithm for an efficient Laguerre-based body-of-revolution finite-difference time-domain (BOR–FDTD) method is presented. A new correction equation for Eρ*q is added to the linear equations to speed up the convergence, and the two-step Gauss–Seidel procedure instead of the one-step procedure in the existing algorithm is introduced in the entire iterative algorithm. To validate the accuracy and efficiency of the proposed algorithm, which is applied to the BOR structure, two scattering examples are provided to demonstrate the algorithm. At the same time, the relative reflection error of the perfectly matched layer is calculated for comparisons with Mur’s absorbing boundary condition.

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In this work, an improved ADI iterative algorithm with a two-step Gauss–Seidel procedure for an efficient Laguerre-based BOR–FDTD method is proposed. Through applying the two-step Gauss–Seidel procedure in the entire iteration and adding the correction term, the proposed algorithm not only becomes more efficient but also has faster convergence. Meanwhile, the proposed algorithm can weaken the perturbation effect, which results in fewer iterations for maintaining a result with equal accuracy to that of the existing algorithm. Three scattered numerical examples indicate that the proposed algorithm is superior in accuracy and efficiency to the existing algorithm for the BOR structure, especially for a fine one.


High performance computing can make up for the lack of hardware. I hope this article can let studies know more about the current development status of high performance electromagnetic computing.

Da-Wei Zhu
Nanjing Institute of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Improved ADI Iterative algorithm with Two-Step Gauss–Seidel Procedure for Efficient Laguerre-Based BOR–FDTD Method, IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation, February 2019, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET), DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2018.5653.
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