Adaptable Nonstandard FDTD Schemes for the Precise Evaluation of Electrostatic Fields


  • Tadao Ohtani Asahikawa 070-0841, Japan
  • Yasushi Kanai Engineering Department, Niigata Institute of Technology Kashiwazaki, 945-1195, Japan
  • Nikolaos V. Kantartzis ECE Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece


FDTD methods, nonstandard (NS)-FDTD techniques, numerical analysis, radar cross section


The reduction of the total computational overhead in the design of complex geometries, such as modern aircrafts, is a very challenging problem, particularly when electrostatic fields (ESF) for lightning protection, are considered. To this aim, an efficient ESF evaluation scheme, based on the nonstandard finite-difference time-domain (NS-FDTD) method, is proposed. Combining the total-field/scattered-field (TF/SF) concept with a distinct sine-wave form, the novel technique cancels the accumulative errors caused by the static field component. Numerical results reveal that the featured method enables the use of high-frequency discretization models to ESF problems, with notable accuracy and seriously decreased design costs.


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