Efficient parallel LOD-FDTD method for debye-dispersive media

Tadashi Hemmi, Fumie Costen, Salvador Garcia, Ryutaro Himeno, Hideo Yokota, Mehshan Mustafa

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    The locally one-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (LOD-FDTD) method is a promising implicit technique for solving Maxwell's equations in numerical electromagnetics. This paper describes an efficient message passing interface (MPI)-parallel implementation of the LOD-FDTD method for Debye-dispersive media. Its computational efficiency is demonstrated to be superior to that of the parallel ADI-FDTD method. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed parallel algorithm in the simulation of a bio-electromagnetic problem: the deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the human body. © 1963-2012 IEEE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number6683029
    Pages (from-to)1330-1338
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    Issue number3
    Early online date12 Dec 2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Distributed memory systems
    • electromagnetic fields
    • electromagnetic propagation in dispersive media
    • finite-difference methods
    • numerical analysis
    • parallel programming
    • time-domain analysis


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