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Adaptive Cross Approximation for Scattering by Periodic Surfaces

By Jean-Rene Poirier and Ronan Perrussel
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 35, 97-103, 2014


The adaptive cross approximation is applied to boundary element matrices coming from 2D scattering problems by an infinite periodic surface. This compression technique has the advantage to be applied before the assembly of the matrix. As a result, the computational times for both assembly and solution phases are reduced. Numerical results assess the efficacy of the method on scattering problems with several periodic surfaces.


Jean-Rene Poirier and Ronan Perrussel, "Adaptive Cross Approximation for Scattering by Periodic Surfaces," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 35, 97-103, 2014.


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