Volume 44, Number 1, January-February 2010
|Page(s)||75 - 108|
|Published online||03 November 2009|
Weighted regularization for composite materials in electromagnetism
Laboratoire POEMS, UMR 7231 CNRS/ENSTA/INRIA, ENSTA ParisTech, 32 boulevard Victor, 75739 Paris Cedex 15, France. Patrick.Ciarlet@ensta.fr
2 Laboratoire de Mathématiques, FRE 3111, UFR Sciences exactes et naturelles, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Moulin de la Housse – B.P. 1039, 51687 Reims Cedex 2, France. firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
3 LAMAV, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, Le Mont Houy, 59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
In this paper, a weighted regularization method for the time-harmonic Maxwell equations with perfect conducting or impedance boundary condition in composite materials is presented. The computational domain Ω is the union of polygonal or polyhedral subdomains made of different materials. As a result, the electromagnetic field presents singularities near geometric singularities, which are the interior and exterior edges and corners. The variational formulation of the weighted regularized problem is given on the subspace of (;Ω) whose fields satisfy div ()∈ L2(Ω) and have vanishing tangential trace or tangential trace in L2(). The weight function is equivalent to the distance of to the geometric singularities and the minimal weight parameter α is given in terms of the singular exponents of a scalar transmission problem. A density result is proven that guarantees the approximability of the solution field by piecewise regular fields. Numerical results for the discretization of the source problem by means of Lagrange Finite Elements of type P1 and P2 are given on uniform and appropriately refined two-dimensional meshes. The performance of the method in the case of eigenvalue problems is addressed.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 78M10 / 65N30 / 78A48
Key words: Maxwell's equations / interface problem / singularities of solutions / density results / weighted regularization
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