CST announces curved elements and domain decomposition will be available in the CST MICROWAVE STUDIO frequency domain solver in the next major release at MTT-S IMS 2010.
Engineers designing narrowband or high Q structures, working with the CST MICROWAVE STUDIO (CST MWS) frequency domain solver offers some natural advantages. Additionally, it is often used to crosscheck results with the transient solver for even greater confidence. The introduction of “True Geometry Adaptation” in CST MWS version 2009 represented a major milestone for the derivation of reliable and accurate results for RF FEM solvers.
With version 2011, the CST MWS frequency domain solver will feature curved elements of arbitrary order. In comparison to using simpler curvilinear elements (first order curved elements), which often suffer from the creation of inaccuracies in the mesh representation, the implementation of higher order curved elements means that the approximation of arbitrary surfaces is much smoother.