Recent achievements on a DGTD method for time-domain electromagnetics

Hassan Fahs, Loula Fezoui, Stéphane Lanteri, Victorita Dolean, Francesca Rapetti

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We report on results concerning a discontinuous Galerkin time domain (DGTD) method for the solution of Maxwell equations. This DGTD method is formulated on unstructured simplicial meshes (triangles in 2-D and tetrahedra in 3-D). Within each mesh element, the electromagnetic field components are approximated by an arbitrarily high order nodal polynomial while, in the original formulation of the method, time integration is achieved by a second order Leap-Frog scheme. Here, we discuss about several recent developments aiming at improving the accuracy and the computational efficiency of this DGTD method in view of the simulation of problems involving general domains and heterogeneous media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3061-3064
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number8
Early online date19 Jul 2010
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2010


  • discontinuous Galerkin method
  • high order method
  • hybrid explicit-implicit time stepping
  • nonconforming discretization
  • time-domain Maxwell equations


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