Wave Scattering and Power Flow in Straight-Helical-Straight Waveguide Structure
The knowledge of wave scattering and power flow in waveguide structures is important for many engineering applications. In this paper, power flow and scattering in a straight-helical-straight waveguide structure are investigated using the wave and finite element (WFE) method. For simple (straight or helical) waveguides, wave scattering (and subsequently the power flow and scattering) can be resolved analytically. This is not the case for complex waveguides such as laminated or sandwiched waveguides or waveguides with noncanonical cross-sections. In such cases, the WFE method is used to model the wave behavior in each waveguide in the structure. The power flow is then studied by considering how waves reflect and transmit at the boundaries that join the straight waveguides with the helical waveguide. We present three numerical examples but analytical solutions can be obtained for the first example only; for the second and third examples, the WFE is used in earnest since the wave behavior and subsequently the power flow would at best be extremely difficult to formulate analytically. - 2019 World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.
- Mechanical & Industrial Systems Engineering [344 items ]