Masters Theses


The parallelization of a finite-difference time-domain code for the simulation of practical engineering problems

Alternative Title

Parallelization of a finite difference time domain code for the simulation of practical engineering problems

Keywords and Phrases

Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD)


"Full-wave time-domain algorithms, such as the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, are extensively used in the design of electromagnetic systems. Many systems have become increasingly complex so that it is not possible to run a practical problem on a single-processor computer. Writing and implementing a practical parallel FDTD code that executes on one computer with many processors or many single-processor computers significantly reduces the computation time. This paper discusses the algorithms required for parallelizing an existing FDTD code, EZ-FDTD, using the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) library"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2005


ix, 43 leaves


© 2005 Sarah Ann Seguin, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type




Library of Congress Subject Headings

Time-domain analysis -- Mathematical models
Finite differences -- Mathematical models
Parallel processing (Electronic computers)

Thesis Number

T 8801

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