Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems, ICCES 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2017)





Boundary conditions, Computational geometry, Computational mechanics, Cut off wave number, Degrees of freedom (mechanics), Dirichlet boundary condition, Eigen-value, eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, Finite element method, Geometry, Global coordinate systems, Helmholtz equation, Higher order finite element method, Interpolating polynomials, Mapping, paabolic arcs, Quintic, Waveguides


A simple and efficient higher order finite element scheme is presented for obtaining highly accurate numerical solution for the two-dimensional Helmholtz equation in waveguides of arbitrary cross-section subjected to dirichlet boundary conditions. The above approach makes use of the Quintic order (5th order) parabolic arcs for accurately mapping the irregular cross section of the waveguide and then transforming the entire waveguide geometry to a standard isosceles triangle. In case of waveguides with regular geometry the transformation is done by straight sided quintic order finite elements. A unique and accurate point transformation technique is developed that ensures high accuracy of mapping by this quintic order curved triangular elements. This point transformation procedure gives a simple interpolating polynomial that defines the transformation from the global coordinate system to the local coordinate system. The above higher order finite element method is found to be highly optimal and accurate considering the various computational parameters like the number of triangular elements, degrees of freedom, nodal point distribution on the entire geometry, etc. © 2016 IEEE.


cited By 0; Conference of 2016 International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems, ICCES 2016 ; Conference Date: 21 October 2016 Through 22 October 2016; Conference Code:127095

Cite this Research Publication

D. T. Panda, Dr. K.V. Nagaraja, V. Naidu, K., and Sarada Jayan, “Application of quintic order parabolic arcs in the analysis of waveguides with arbitrary cross-section”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems, ICCES 2016, 2017.