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On the Effectiveness of Quasi-Helmholtz Projectors in Preconditioning Problems with Junctions
  • Johann Bourhis ,
  • Adrien Merlini ,
  • Francesco P. Andriulli
Johann Bourhis
Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Torino

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Abstract

The electric field integral equation (EFIE) is known to suffer from ill-conditioning and numerical instabilities at low frequencies (low-frequency breakdown). A common approach to solve this problem is to rely on the loop and star decomposition of the unknowns. Unfortunatelly, building the loops is challenging in many applications, especially in the presence of junctions. In this work, we investigate the effectiveness of quasi-Helmholtz projector approaches in problems containing junctions for curing the low-frequency breakdown without detecting the global loops. Our study suggests that the performance of the algorithms required to obtain the projectors in the presence of junctions is maintained while keeping constant the number of sheets per junction. Finally, with a sequence of numerical tests, this work shows the practical impact of the technique and its applicability to real case scenarios.