ECE 4390 Engineering Computations 4E

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Last Update: December 6, 2011.

Lecture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30-1:45, Rm. E2-350 (EITC)

Laboratories: (2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Rm. E3-516)

Tuesdays (September 13, 27, October 18, November 1, 15, 29)

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Course Outline, Slides, Notes, Readings

  1. Course Outline
  2. Computational circuit analysis
    Read Vlach and Singhal [Chap 3] [Chap 4]
    Notes on Chapt. 3 of Vlach and Singhal [Notes 1]
    Notes on Chapt. 4 of Vlach and Singhal [Notes 2]
    Example of using MNA by hand and using Stamps [Notes 3]
    Integrating ODEs, Truncation Error, Order of Integration, and Stability [Notes 4]
  3. Finite-Differences for Electrostatics
    Notes of finite-differences [Notes 5]
    Read Sec. 3.7.1 from Sadiku [Sec 3.7.1]
    SOR notes and pseudo code [Notes][Matlab]
    Transmission Line Notes [Notes 6][C.R. Paul's Paper]
  4. Introduction to FEM [Notes 7]
    Assembling the FEM matrix [Notes 8]
    FEM for Poisson and Helmholtz [Notes 8a]
    Read Chapter 6 in Sadiku [PDF]
  5. FDTD for Electromagnetics [Notes 9]
    Yee's Original paper [Paper]
    Transient Plane Waves [Notes 10]
    Scattered Field Formulation of EM Problems [Notes 11]
    Abdorbing Boundary Conditions [Notes 12]
  6. Method of Moments (MoM)
    Pages from Harrington's Book [PDF]
    Integral Equation Solution via MoM [Notes 13]
  7. Optimization
    Functions of several variables [Notes 14]
    Conjugate Directions [Notes 15]
    Steepest-Descent and Conjugate Gradient [Notes 16]

Practice Problems (from textbook)

  1. Try the problems at the end of Chapter 3 and 4 of Vlach and Singhal.
  2. Try the following problems [File]

Laboratories and Tutorials

  1. Tutorial 1 (September 13)
    [Lab][Gmsh mesh file][Gmsh_geo_file][Gmsh_reader]

  2. Laboratory 2 (September 27)
    [Lab] [Matlab Files]

  3. Laboratory 3 (October 18)
    [Lab][Transmission Line Matlab code][SOR Matlab code][Report Guidelines]

  4. Laboratory 4 (November 1)
    [Lab][Gmsh Tutorial][Code_Meshes_Archive]

  5. Laboratory 5 (November 15)
  6. Answers to lab Quizzes [PDF]

Final Exam

Recommended Reference Book


Joe LoVetri, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ,
Faculty of Engineering
Room E3-546, EITC, University of Manitoba
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