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MODIFICA DATE CORSO - Prof. Ing. Agostino Monorchio (DII), Dott. Ing. Nunzia Fontana (DESTEC) - University of Pisa - "Electromagnetic numerical methods and CAD software for RF, Microwaves, Biomedical and EMC applications", 9,10,13,20, September 2021

20 hours (5 credits)

Aula Riunioni del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Via G. Caruso 16, Pisa – Ground Floor for theoretical lessons; ex-B26 for hands-on design

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Short Abstract:
Modern CAD programs for the design of microwave and radiofrequency systems are nowadays an important and necessary competence of ICT engineers; in order to exploit the huge potentialities provided by computing tools, users should be technically aware of the limits and possibilities offered by modern CAD software. The course aims to providing the ability of using the modern CAD programs for the design of microwave and radiofrequency systems, with applications in circuit and antenna design, biomedical applications, EMC evaluation for pre-compliance. At first, the theory of numerical methods for applied electromagnetics, widely employed in commercial CAD tools, will be presented such as Method of Moments (MoM), Finite Elements Method (FEM) and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD). Each method will be critically presented according to advantages and disadvantages. The second part of the course will be devoted to hands-on laboratory design by using popular CAD such as ANSYS HFSS, ALTAIR FEKO, SIMULIA CST, for the ‘design-by-yourself’ exercises. Exercises will be aimed at identifying the main differences among the software tools.

Course Contents in brief:

  1. Numerical methods: Method of Moments - MoM, Finite Elements Method - FEM, Finite Difference Time Domain - FDTD

Schedule (second semester of Academic Year 2020-2021):

  1. Day1 (5 hours) - Thursday 9 September 10:30-12:30 + 14:00-17:00 - Numerical methods
  2. Day2 (5 hours) - Friday 10 September 10:30-12:30 + 14:00-17:00 - MoM example: ALTAIR FEKO
  3. Day3 (5 hours) - Monday 13 September 10:30-12:30 + 14:00-17:00 - FEM example: ANSYS HFSS
  4. Day4 (5 hours) - Monday 20 September 10:30-12:30 + 14:00-17:00 - FDTD/FIT example: SIMULIA CST