Numerical calculations of low-frequency TE fields in arbitrarily shaped inhomogeneous lossy dielectric cylinders
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 328–336, May-June 1983
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1983), Numerical calculations of low-frequency TE fields in arbitrarily shaped inhomogeneous lossy dielectric cylinders, Radio Sci., 18(3), 328–336, doi:10.1029/RS018i003p00328., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JAN 1983
- Manuscript Received: 15 SEP 1982
The Galerkin method with subsectional linear basis and weighting functions is used to calculate the low-frequency transverse electric fields in lossy dielectric cylinders. Arbitrarily shaped polygonal cells are employed to allow more accurate modeling of complex objects without excessive matrix sizes. To demonstrate the validity of the method, the analytical and numerical solutions are compared for triple-layered concentric cylinders. The calculated fields in a model of the human torso exposed to a solenoidal field are also presented. Among other applications, the method should be useful for evaluating electromagnetic (em) biohazards, and for analyzing and designing dielectric antennas and hyperthermia applicators at low frequencies.