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CST EM STUDIO

Technical Specifications

1 May 2016

Frontend Module
  • For functionality and CAD/EDA import filter, see technical specifications of the CST STUDIO SUITE®

Electrostatic Solver

  • Isotropic and (coordinate-dependent) anisotropic material properties
  • Support of hexahedral meshes as well as linear and curved tetrahedral meshes
  • Sources: potentials, charges on conductors (floating potentials), uniform volume- and surface-charge densities, capacitive field grading
  • Force calculation
  • Capacitance calculation
  • Electric / magnetic / tangential / normal / open  / fixed-potential boundary-conditions
  • Perfect conducting sheets and wires
  • Discrete edge capacitive elements at any location in the structure
  • Adaptive mesh refinement in 3D
  • Higher order representation of the solution with tetrahedral mesh
  • Automatic parameter studies using built-in parameter sweep tool
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
  • Network distributed computing for optimizations, parameter sweeps and remote calculations
  • Coupled simulations with Mechanical Solver from CST MPHYSICS STUDIO®
  • Equivalent Circuit EMS/DS Co-Simulation for constant material properties

Magnetostatic Solver

  • 3D- and 2D- problem support.
  • Isotropic and (coordinate-dependent) anisotropic material properties
  • Nonlinear material properties
  • Laminated material properties
  • Support of hexahedral meshes as well as linear and curved tetrahedral meshes
  • Sources: coils, permanent magnets, current paths, external fields, stationary current fields, current ports
  • Discrete edge inductances at any location in the structure
  • Force and force density calculation
  • Apparent and incremental inductance calculation
  • Flux linkages
  • Electric / magnetic / tangential / normal / open boundary-conditions
  • Rotational periodicity for 2D problems
  • Adaptive mesh refinement for 2D and 3D solver
  • Higher order representation of the solution with tetrahedral and triangular meshes
  • Automatic parameter studies using built-in parameter sweep tool
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
  • Network distributed computing for optimizations, parameter sweeps and remote calculations
  • Coupled simulations with Mechanical Solver from CST MPHYSICS STUDIO
  • Equivalent Circuit EMS/DS Co-Simulation for constant and nonlinear material properties

Stationary Current Solver

  • Isotropic and (coordinate-dependent) anisotropic material properties
  • Nonlinear electrical conductivity properties
  • Temperature dependent materials with coupling to CST MPHYSICS STUDIO
  • Electric contact resistance
  • Support of hexahedral meshes as well as linear and curved tetrahedral meshes
  • Sources: current paths, potentials, current ports, coil segments
  • Conductance calculation
  • Discrete edge resistances at any location in the structure
  • Perfect conducting sheets and wires
  • Electric / magnetic / normal / tangential boundary-conditions
  • Adaptive mesh refinement in 3D
  • Higher order representation of the solution with tetrahedral mesh
  • Automatic parameter studies using built-in parameter sweep tool
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
  • Network distributed computing for optimizations, parameter sweeps and remote calculations
  • Coupled simulations with Thermal Solver from CST MPHYSICS STUDIO
  • Equivalent Circuit EMS/DS Co-Simulation for constant material properties

LF Frequency Domain Solver

  • Isotropic and (coordinate-dependent) anisotropic material properties
  • Temperature dependent materials with coupling to CST MPHYSICS STUDIO
  • Support of hexahedral meshes as well as linear and curved tetrahedral meshes
  • Electroquasistatic analysis
  • Magnetoquasistatic analysis (eddy current approximation)
  • Full wave analysis
  • Sources for electroquasistatic analysis: potentials
  • Sources for full wave and magnetoquasistatic analysis:
    coils, current paths, voltage paths, external fields ,current ports
  • Impedance calculation
  • Force calculation
  • Perfect conducting sheets and wires
  • Lumped R, L, C elements at any location in the structure
  • Surface impedance model for good conducting metals
  • Electric- / magnetic- and open-boundary-conditions
  • Adaptive mesh refinement in 3D
  • Higher order representation of the solution with tetrahedral mesh
  • Automatic parameter studies using built-in parameter sweep tool
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
  • Network distributed computing for optimizations, parameter sweeps and remote calculations
  • Coupled simulations with Thermal Solver from CST MPHYSICS STUDIO

LF Time Domain Solver

  • Isotropic and (coordinate-dependent) anisotropic material properties
  • Magnetoquasistatic analysis (eddy current approximation), 3D- and 2D- problem support
  • Electroquasistatic analysis
  • Nonlinear material properties (within the magnetoquasistatic analysis)
  • Iron Loss computation
  • Support of linear and curved tetrahedral meshes
  • Sources for the magnetoquasistatic analysis: coils, coil segments, current paths, voltage paths, permanent magnets, external magnetic source field
  • Sources for electroquasistatic analysis: potentials
  • Magnetoquasistatic analysis: perfect conducting sheets and wires
  • Electric / magnetic boundary-conditions
  • Higher order representation of the solution with tetrahedral mesh
  • User defined excitation signals and signal database
  • Adaptive time stepping for 3D models
  • Rigid body motion for 2D models with overlapping rotation and translation
  • Periodicity boundary condition (translation) and subvolume (rotation)
  • Demagnetization monitors
  • Network distributed computing remote calculations

Post Processing
  • 2D and 3D field vizualisation
  • Integration and vizualisation of fields along arbitrary paths
  • Flux integration
  • Force and torque calculation
  • Capacitance- / inductance / conductance calculation
  • Export of electromagnetic field data
  • Advanced reporting facilities
Automation
  • Fully parametric 3D modelling
  • VBA macro language
  • OLE automation server
  • Template based postprocessing
  • Automatic, multi-dimensional parameter sweeps
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
Documentation
  • CST STUDIO SUITE® - Getting Started
  • CST EM STUDIO® - Workflow and Solver Overview
  • Online Help System, including step-by-step tutorials
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Intel® Xeon® based PC, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended), DVD drive, at least 30 GB of free hard disc space (60 GB recommended).
  • Fully OpenGL compliant graphic card
  • Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server, Windows 8.1, Windows 2012 Server R2 and Windows 10
  • All solvers support RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x, 6.x and 7.x. and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.x. Some features may not be available, however.
  • Hardware recommendation depends on your application. If in doubt, please contact your local sales office for further information. For further details, please see our hardware recommendations.
General
  • CST EM STUDIO® is a configurable tool with a choice of 5 solver modules. The standard configuration is one full process with the static solver bundle and one additional frontend. Floating and node-locked licenses are available. Please contact your local sales office for further information.
  • Note: some solvers or features may be available for hexahedral or tetrahedral meshes only.

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