Vladica Trenkic, University of Nottingham, U.K.: The principal advantage of TLM lies in the ease with which it can be implemented. A large number of problems can be tackled by applying simple network and transmission line concepts, and the solution of the models is always stable. Error margins due to dispersion can now be defined very well for the various TLM schemes so that accuracy can be estimated with confidence. The efficient modeling of high performance absorbing boundaries is an important issue in many applications.
Chabannasappa Eswarappa, University of Victoria, Canada: While theoretical efforts to improve TLM are desirable, it is now important to apply TLM to practical problems and to document the consistently high accuracy and stability of TLM solutions. Only results and comparison with experiments will convince the engineering community that TLM is a superior tool for the practitioner.