Masters Theses


Implementation of surface impedance boundary condition in FDTD and incorporating EMI from traces crossing the gaps in the ground plane into SPICE


"This thesis consists of two sections. In Section 1, an efficient implementation of a surface impedance boundary condition in the Finite Difference Time Domain method is introduced. This algorithm is implemented in FDTD to include skin effect loss due to the finite conductivity of good conductors. Two test cases are simulated to show the effect of skin effect loss in good conductors. In Section 2, a full-wave FDTD model for the estimation of EMI due to the gaps in the ground plane is compared with a SPICE model. It is also shown that circuit signal quantities fairly accurately"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2004

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Incorporating EMI from traces crossing the gaps in the ground plane into SPICE


viii, 30 leaves


© 2004 Sunitha Chandra, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Boundary value problems
Finite differences
Electromagnetic interference
SPICE (Computer file)

Thesis Number

T 8614

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