A numerical coupling method for particle tracking in electromagnetic fields
College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, 610065, Chengdu, China
2 School of Astronautics, Northwest Polytechnical University, 710072, Xi’an, China
Accepted: 11 March 2019
Published online: 18 April 2019
With the arrival of the information age, the electromagnetic energy in space increases constantly, resulting in the influence of electromagnetic waves on the charged aerosol particles in the environment which should be taken into account. Here, a numerical coupling method based on temporal and spatial scales is proposed to solve the difficulty in obtaining the trajectory of particles under the action of high-frequency electromagnetic waves. In the temporal scale, two constant forces with linear relationship are used to equilibrate the electromagnetic field forces under different conditions, however the above-mentioned equivalent method has the space limitation; in addition, on the spatial scale, the model with larger geometry should be divided into multiple basic modules spatially, the domain division method is adopted and due to the above method it can be used well in the basic module. Verified the correctness through the comparison of the results, and compared with the traditional method, the above method greatly reduces the computational complexity. Some interesting results were obtained by calculating the modulated waves with the above method, which indicate that special forms of electromagnetic waves will significantly affect the motion of particles.
Key words: Soft Matter: Colloids and Nanoparticles
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