User's Telegrapher's Equation

Telegrapher's Equation

Wikipedia comments: "The telegrapher's equations (or just telegraph equations) are a pair of linear differential equations which describe the voltage and current on an electrical transmission line with distance and time. The equations come from Oliver Heaviside who in the 1880s developed the transmission line model, which is described in this article. The model demonstrates that the electromagnetic waves can be reflected on the wire, and that wave patterns can appear along the line. The theory applies to transmission lines of all frequencies including high-frequency transmission lines (such as telegraph wires and radio frequency conductors), audio frequency (such as telephone lines), low frequency (such as power lines) and direct current."

c22 U = Utt + (α + β) Ut + αβU

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User's Telegrapher's Equation Source Code:

For 1-Dimensional Telegrapher's Equation use following:

      global all
      problem TelegraphPDE
C ------------------------------------------------------------------------
C --- Calculus Programming example: Telegrapher's Equation; a PDE Initial
C --- Value Problem solved using Method of Lines.
C ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        dynamic U, Ut, Utt
C User parameters ...
!        alpha = ...
!        beta = ...
!        c = ...
!        ipoints = 20     ! grid pts. over x-axis
!        tFinal =  1      ! final time
C x-parameter initial settings: x ==> i
        pi= 4*atan(1):     ip = ipoints:    dx = xFinal/ipoints
C t-parameter initial settings: t ==> m
!        tFinal =  1:    tPrint = tFinal/20
        allot U( ip), Ut( ip), Utt( ip)
        call tAxis      !
      end               ! Stmt.s not necessary in IVP, but used in BVP version
      model tAxis       !
C ... Integrate over t-axis
        t= 0:	tPrt = tPrint:	dt = tPrt / 10
        Initiate gemini;  for PDE;
     ~       equations Utt/Ut, Ut/U;  of t;  step dt;  to tPrt
        do while (t .lt. tFinal)
          Integrate PDE;  by gemini
          if( t .ge. tPrt) then
                print 79, t, (U(ii), ii = 1, ip)
            tPrt = tPrt + tPrint
          end if
        end do
 79     format( 1x,f8.4,20(g14.5, 1x))
      model PDE                         ! Partial Differential Equation
C                                       ! Method of Lines
!       U(1)=U0(t):   Ut(1)=0:  Utt(1)=0 ! Initial Conditions
        do 20 ii = 2, ipoints-1         ! System of ODEs
          Uxx = (U(ii+1)-2*U(ii)+U(ii-1))/(dx*dx)  !4 2nd order in 'x'
          Utt(ii)= c**2 * Uxx - (alpha+beta)* Ut - alpha*beta*U
 20     continue
!       Ut(ip)= ???:    Utt(ip)= ???    ! Final Conditions, if any
      Fmodel U0(xx)       ! Initial starting values @ t = 0
!        if( xx .le. 0) then
!          U0 = 0
!        elseif( xx .lt. .5 ) then
!          U0 = ... f(xx)
!          U0 = 0

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