A Lattice Boltzmann Method for Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Medium

Hussain, Jamal and Dasgupta, Ratul and Dixit, Harish N and Thampi, Sumesh P. and Roy, Anubhab (2020) A Lattice Boltzmann Method for Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Medium. In: Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics, ICCEM 2020, 24 August 2020 - 26 August 2020.

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A detailed measurement of rainfall is an important input to various climate models. Accuracy of rainfall measurements also has a socio-economic impact since it forms an important constituent in the region-wise and seasonal water budget. Radar measurements are most promising in this direction since they provide the detailed spatiooral data than any conventional method. However, it also has the disadvantage that rainfall estimation using radar is an indirect measurement and often involves the use of a number of correlations. The amount of scattered radiation is directly related to the raindrop size and shape distribution. Therefore, this project is aimed at solving Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism using the lattice Boltzmann method with the intention of accurately relating the size and shape distribution of falling raindrops to scattered intensity and thus improving the rainfall measurement. Towards this objective, a D3Q7 code for a pseudo vector discrete Boltzmann distribution function has been developed following the work of Hauser and Verhey (2017) [1]. Standard validations involving scattering of electromagnetic waves by a dielectric interface and a circular scatterer have been performed. Error in the solutions was found to be minimal on comparing with analytical solutions. The applicability of the proposed numerical method towards analyzing scattering of electromagnetic waves by a three-dimensional scatterer, modelled on realistic hydrometeors, will be discussed..

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Dixit, Harish NagarajUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boltzmann equation; Budget control; Circular waveguides; Climate models; Distribution functions; Drops; Electromagnetic wave propagation; Electromagnetic wave scattering; Electromagnetic waves; Kinetic theory; Maxwell equations; Numerical methods; Radar; Radar measurement; Rain; Rain gages
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 05:23
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 10:41
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/8628
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICCEM47450.2020.9219376
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