Title : Conservative space-time mesh refinement methods for the FDTD solution of Maxwell's equations
Year : 2006
Type : paper in peer-reviewed journal
Authors : F. Collino, T. Fouquet, P. Joly
Abstract : A new variational space-time mesh refinement method is proposed for the FDTD solution of Maxwell’s equations. The main advantage of this method is to guarantee the conservation of a discrete energy that implies that the scheme remains L2 stable under the usual CFL condition. The only additional cost induced by the mesh refinement is the inversion, at each time step, of a sparse symmetric positive definite linear system restricted to the unknowns located on the interface between coarse and fine grid. The method is presented in a rather general way and its stability is analyzed. An implementation is proposed for the Yee scheme. In this case, various numerical results in 3-D are presented in order to validate the approach and illustrate the practical interest of space-time mesh refinement methods.
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Reference : Journal of Computational Physics - vol. 211(1) (pp 9-35 )