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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2016, Article ID 6153620, 8 pages
Research Article

An Efficient Deterministic-Stochastic Model of the Human Body Exposed to ELF Electric Field

Department of Electronics, University of Split, 21000 Split, Croatia

Received 14 August 2016; Accepted 18 September 2016

Academic Editor: Yuan Yao

Copyright © 2016 Anna Šušnjara and Dragan Poljak. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper deals with the deterministic-stochastic model of the human body represented as cylindrical antenna illuminated by a low frequency electric field. Both analytical and numerical (Galerkin-Bubnov scheme of Boundary Element Method) deterministic solutions of the problem are outlined. This contribution introduces the new perspective of the problem: the variability inherent to input parameters, such as the height of the body, the shape of the body, and the conductivity of body tissue, is propagated to the output of interest (induced axial current). The stochastic approach is based on the stochastic collocation (SC) method. Computational examples show the mean trend of both analytically and numerically computed axial current with the confidence margins for different set of input random variables. The results point out the possibility of improving the efficiency in calculation of basic restriction parameter values in electromagnetic dosimetry.