CTA Leader: Dr. Kuangchen Wu
The Computational Electromagnetics and Acoustics (CEA) CTA covers two primary computational disciplines. Computational Electromagnetics covers the high-resolution multi-dimensional solutions of Maxwell's equations. DoD applications include calculating RF sensor performance, radar scattering of tactical ground, air, and sea vehicles, the electromagnetic signature of buried munitions, and high-power microwave performance; as well as the interdisciplinary applications in magneto-hydrodynamics and laser systems. The Computational Acoustics area covers the high-resolution multi-dimensional solutions of the acoustic wave equations in solids, fluids, and gases. DoD applications include the modeling of acoustic fields for surveillance and communication, seismic fields for mine detection, and the acoustic shock waves of explosions for anti-personnel weapons.