About Micron or Millimeter Wave Simulation

    • 2212296

      Hello everyone.

      I'm working on a simulation model of transmission and reflection in metals and dielectrics at frequencies in THz or GHz (wavelengths in microns or millimeters).

      The conductivity of metal aluminum (ring) is 3.65*10^7 S/m, how to set it? ? (Does dispersion need to be considered?)

      Also, I guess the emulation memory is about tens of G?

      Consider other ways to reduce memory and complete in less time?

      Thank you very much for your reply.

    • Guilin Sun
      Ansys Employee


      For THz and GHz simulation please make sure that you set the simulation time long enough. The default 1000fs is for optical range. You can use a time monitor to check if the signal dies out at the end of simulation, terminated by the autoshutoff. You can check the log file and see the percentage. If it reaches 100%, you will need to increase the simulation time.

      for metal, conductive material is dispersive even the conductivity is a constant:

      from the Material database, simply add “conductive 3D” and input the conductivity:

      Then input the conductivity :

      Please make sure your data of conductivity has the desired unit, per ohms -meter or Simens per meter, not centimeter.

      You can estimate the memory by checking it:

      here is an example result:

      It is possible to reduce the memory. However it will need to know your structure and what results do you need. Please check the memory and if there is any issue please write a new separate post.


    • 2212296

      Thanks for your reply, I will do it.

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