IET Science Measurement & Technology vol:1 issue:1 pages:53-56
An optimised low-frequency solution algorithm is proposed that reduces the electromagnetic wave equation to a small number of scalar potential problems. The latter can be solved using black-box algebraic multigrid solvers. Within the framework of the finite integration technique, the reduction of the wave equation is accomplished by tree/cotree decompositions of primary and dual grids, which allow for highly efficient solutions of Ampere's and Faraday's equations. The example of a ferrite-loaded accelerator component demonstrates that the scheme is much more efficient than the direct approach using Krylov subspace solvers.