Computation of SAR in Human Eye and Pregnant Woman Using Different Simulation Tools

Published online: Jun 22, 2012
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DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v8i2.169
Authors:
Zlatko Živković, Duje Despalatović, Dragan Poljak, Antonio Šarolić, Khalil El Khamlichi Drissi

Abstract

Electromagnetic modeling of large scale problems arising from complex geometries, such as the human body or the specific organ, is generally undertaken by numerical methods implemented in simulation software packages. The structures involving high discretization density (mainly based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and handled by Finite Difference Time Domain method) consume tremendously high computational cost. On the other hand, oversimplified numerical models may result in significantly less accuracy. The aim of this work was to investigate how detailed numerical model could be created using standard personal computer. Two rather complex cases of exposure were analyzed: human eye and pregnant woman exposed to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. The SAR distribution, peak localized 10g-averaged SAR and volume-averaged SAR in these models were determined using two software packages based on different numerical methods: FEKO software based on Finite Element Method and SEMCAD X software based on Finite Difference Time Domain method. The obtained results were compared to the results arising from other scientific studies which included the models of different complexity solved by different numerical methods.

Keywords

the human eye model, the pregnant woman model, SAR, FEKO, SEMCAD X, FEM, FDTD
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