Applications

CST market overview

CST offers products suitable for a wide range of electromagnetic design tasks, capable of simulating numerous components and systems.

Together, the products in the CST STUDIO SUITE® family can carry out electro- and magnetostatic, stationary, low-frequency and high-frequency simulations, as well as being able to calculate the effects of EM fields on substances as diverse as magnetic materials, biological tissues and charged particles. Tight integration with third party tools extends the application range even further.

The applications of CST software are almost limitless; among the devices that CST products have been used to simulate are couplers, filters, connectors, antennas, inductors, capacitors, PCBs, waveguides, travelling wave tubes, optical devices, sensors, actuators, electrical machines, SAR, MRI coils and cable harnesses, to name but a few.

Worked examples of applications of CST software are being added all the time. These can be found sorted by application area in the menu on the left, or through the site search at the top of each page.

 

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Designing Building Structures for Protection against EMP and Lightning

Designing Building Structures for Protection against EMP and Lightning
This article will explore the use of electromagnetic simulation when hardening facilities against EMP and lightning. EMP is a high-intensity burst of electromagnetic energy that can potentially cause major disruption to vital infrastructure such as telecommunications, electrical power, banking and finance, emergency services, medical facilities, transportation, food and water supply. Lightning can cause significant damage by directly striking a building, when metallic structures such as electrical wiring provide return current flow in an attempt to equalize potentials. It is therefore essential to protect or “harden” critical facilities by stringent electromagnetic design, including shielding to block incident EMP fields, careful treatment of points of entry (POE) and diversion of lightning currents using down-conductors. This article shows how a simulation of the performance of EMP protection measures at the point of entry, such as filtering and clamping, can be set up and carried out. The simulation of a lightning strike to a building structure is also demonstrated, to show how the induced current return paths can be visualized in order to characterize the possible effect of the lightning strike on systems inside the building. This includes an investigation of cable system positioning inside the building and the prediction of induced shield and internal load currents and the analysis of lightning protection system (LPS), taking into account the effect of down-conductor type and grounding impedance. Read full article..

A Multiphysics Approach to Plasma Lighting System Design

A Multiphysics Approach to Plasma Lighting System Design Document type
The plasma lighting system (PLS) operates at radio frequency, which is in the ISM band, 2.45 GHz. This paper presents microwave simulation of a cavity and feeding system using CST® STUDIO SUITE®, with the goals of testing the electrical, magnetic, thermal and mechanical characteristics of the system design. Read full article..

Supporting Future Aircraft Certifications with EM Simulations

Supporting Future Aircraft Certifications with EM Simulations
Electromagnetic environments as, for instance, high intensity radiated fields (HIRF) and lightning can degenerate aircraft safe operation and even cause catastrophic effects without any precautions taken. The trend toward all-electric aircraft increases the number of aircraft functions performed by avionics. The risk of failure is even higher for modern aircraft with structures made of carbon-fiber composites (CFC). Read full article..

High-power microwave devices with CST STUDIO SUITE: Simulation of double-gap vircator with feedback

High-power microwave devices with CST STUDIO SUITE: Simulation of double-gap vircator with feedback Document type
Devices which generate high-power microwaves due to the interaction of electron beams with electromagnetic fields can be simulated with CST PARTICLE STUDIO® (CST PS), a package of CST STUDIO SUITE®. The fully relativistic, self-consistent particle-in-cell solver, including full space charge effects, is used to simulate a virtual cathode oscillator (vircator). The simulation aids understanding and gives insight into the physics governing the operation of the device. The general level of sensitivity of the device is evaluated for different prospective variable parameters. The ones which cause a significant variation in device operation or efficiency are then used as input for the optimizer in order to find the best parameter sets for maximum efficiency at different frequencies of interest. Read full article..

A dual-band antenna for a sounding rocket

A dual-band antenna for a sounding rocket
A group at ENSEIRB-MATMECA, Bordeaux Institute of Technology, used CST STUDIO SUITE to develop a low cost antenna that can be integrated into the nose cone of a rocket and transmit payload and telemetry data in the 869.4–869.65 MHz and 2.4–2.4835 GHz frequency bands. Read full article..

Antenna design 3:RFID tag antennas using AMCs

Antenna design 3:RFID tag antennas using AMCs Document type
Antenna design 3:RFID tag antennas using AMCs Read full article..

Miniaturization of reflectarray antennas

Miniaturization of reflectarray antennas Document type
Miniaturization of reflectarray antennas Read full article..

High-Efficiency W-Band Electroforming Slot Array Antenna

High-Efficiency W-Band Electroforming Slot Array Antenna
High-Efficiency W-Band Electroforming Slot Array Antenna Read full article..

High gain antennas based on FSSs and AMCs

High gain antennas based on FSSs and AMCs Document type
High gain antennas based on FSSs and AMCs Read full article..

EMI Simulation for DC-DC Booster Converter Circuit (In Korean)

EMI Simulation for DC-DC Booster Converter Circuit (In Korean) Document type
Modeling a DC-DC Booster Converter for EMI noise source modeling Read full article..

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