Research objectives and content
Development of generic mathematical and computational techniques to combine finite element time domain and integral equation (boundary element) time domain methods in a hybrid approach for large electromagnetic field computations is proposed. Such hybrid methods will offer a step increase in size and range of devices which can be modelled. The need for such an increase in modelling capability arises from growing concern over electromagnetic (EM) compatibility, over health effects of EM radiation, and the greater emphasis on the EM performance of industrial products ranging from automobiles through computers to aerospace. Training content (objective. benefit and expected impact)
I have a strong theoretical background in physics and associated mathematical and analytical techniques. I hope through this research to broaden, using this background on a practical, applied problem. My longer term intent is to research in the area of applied science / engineering, and I believe this research placement, in a group with a strong analytical base, but with extensive industrial involvement, will provide an ideal starting point.
Links with industry / industrial relevance (22)
The industrial relevance of development of such computational capability is clear from the extensive support in this area received by the group I plan to join. Further, the specific research is based on the FETD approach developed by one of the group's industrial collaborators. Another industrial partner is MSC Nastran, developers of the CAD suite, to be used for geometry definition, meshing and postprocessing.