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]
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]
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

• The pre-lab tutorials and assignments should be completed before coming into the laboratory session.
• Lab marks will be based on assigned lab problems as well as oral and written lab quizzes testing your understanding of what was covered in each laboratory.
1. Tutorial 1 (September 13)
[circ.txt]

2. Laboratory 2 (September 27)

3. Laboratory 3 (October 18)
[Report Guidelines]

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

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

## Final Exam

• December 15th at 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in room E2-155.

## Recommended Reference Book

• J. Vlach, K. Singhal, Computer Methods for Circuit Analysis, 2nd Ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold,
1994.
• M.N.O. Sadiku, Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, 2000. Available
• Z. Elsherbeni, V. Demir, The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Electromagnetics with
Matlab Simulations, Scitech, 2009.
• R.F. Harrington, Field Computation by Moment Methods - 1968 (1993, by IEEE).

# Software

• We will be using Matlab as a general purpose mathematical software package for assignments, tutorials, and laboratories.
• Our department will have Matlab available on the labratory PCs in RMs. E3-516 and 558.

Joe LoVetri, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ,
Faculty of Engineering
Room E3-546, EITC, University of Manitoba
75 Chancellor's Circle, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6
Telephone: (204) 474-6295

Facsimile: (204) 261-4639
Email: Joe_LoVetri at UManitoba dot ca