course: Computational Engineering 2: Electrodynamics

teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jürgen Geiser
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jürgen Geiser (ETIT)
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • lecture: Monday the 03.08.2020 from 09:00 to 16.00 o'clock in Online
  • lecture: Tuesday the 04.08.2020 from 09:00 to 16.00 o'clock in Online
  • lecture: Wednesday the 05.08.2020 from 09:00 to 16.00 o'clock in Online
  • lecture: Thursday the 06.08.2020 from 09:00 to 16.00 o'clock in Online
  • lecture: Friday the 07.08.2020 from 09:00 to 16.00 o'clock in Online


All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.

Termin wird vom Dozenten bekannt gegeben

Form of exam:written
Registration for exam:Directly with the lecturer


  • Consolidation of the modelling for Maxwell-equations from the lecture Computational Engineering 1
  • Preparing the theoretical fundamentals for solving the underlying partial differential equations
  • Introduction in grid-dependent methods (Eulerian frame)
  • Communication of numerical solver methods for efficient and robust simulations
  • Communication of so called coupling methods, e.g., FDTD methods (Finite-Difference Time-Domain methods), which allow to reduce computing time
  • Consolidation of the spatial- and time-domain decomposition methods and their parallelisation
  • Introduction to commercial and academic simulation programs for solving such electrodynamics equations with focus in code-developping


  • Derivation of the hierarchical model-equations for the electrodynamics
  • Repetition and consolidation of the numerical methods for the Maxwell-equations (FDTD methods and domain-decomposition methods)
  • Basics of the grid-dependent methods (Eulerian frame)
  • Parallel methods for spatial- and time-decomposition methods
  • Examples in the areas of wave-equation, dipole antenna, fluid- and particle transport
  • Extensive practical sessions and programming-exercises in MATLAB and with focus of code-developping



recommended knowledge

  • Contents of the Modules Mathematics 1-3
  • Computational Engineering I (non obligatory required)


The lecture is given from

August 3rd till August 7th 2020.

All participants, who registered in March, are prefeered registered in the lecture.

The lecture is given as an online block-lecture with the video-conference-software zoom. The written examinations can be passed at Tuesday 11.8.2020 from 9.00 to 10.00 as a presence-exam at the Ruhr-University of Bochum in the rooms ID 04/471 and ID 04/459. In the course a script is used. While the number of participants is limited, please register as soon as possible till 27.07.2020 at the secretary Elke Konhaeuser (

New Dates for the shifted lecture (in winter term 2020):
  • Monday 03.08.2020, 09:00-16.00, Online Lectures with Zoom,
  • Tuesday 04.08.2020, 09:00-16.00, Online Lectures with Zoom,
  • Wednesday 05.08.2020, 09:00-16.00, Online Lectures with Zoom,
  • Thursday 06.08.2020, 09:00-16.00, Online Lectures with Zoom,
  • Friday 07.08.2020, 09:00-16.00, Online Lectures with Zoom,
  • Tuesday 11.08.2020, 09:00-10.00, Presence examination in the rooms ID 04/471 and ID 04/459,

The practical exercises are given in MATLAB in the afternoon online-lectures.

The course is awarded with the eLearning Label of the RUB for the summer-semester 2016, 2017 and 2018. Further the lecturer is awarded with the 18th elearning-prize of the "in-class and out-of-class" concept.