Year of Publication

2007

Document Type

Thesis

College

Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Robert J. Adams

Abstract

Classically, researchers in Computational Physics and specifically in Computational Electromagnetics have sought to find numerical solutions to complex physical problems. Several techniques have been developed to accomplish such tasks, each of which having advantages over their counterparts. Typically, each solution method has been developed separately despite having numerous commonalities with other methods. This fact motivates a unified software tool to house each solution method to avoid duplicating previous efforts. Subsequently, these solution methods can be used alone or in conjunction with one another in a straightforward manner. The aforementioned goals can be accomplished by using an Object Oriented software approach. Thus, the goal of the presented research was to incorporate a specific solution technique, an Integral Equation Nystrm method, into a general, Object Oriented software framework.

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