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Technical Specifications

1 May 2016

Frontend Module
  • For functionality and CAD/EDA import filter, see technical specifications of the CST STUDIO SUITE®
Electrostatics Field Solver Module
  • For functionality see technical specifications of CST EM STUDIO®
Magnetostatics Field Solver Module
  • For functionality see technical specifications of CST EM STUDIO®
Eigenmode Solver Module
  • For functionality see technical specifications of CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®
Particle Tracking Module (TRK)

  • Arbitrary shaped particle source surfaces
  • Circular particle sources with spatially inhomogeneous current distribution
  • Particle interfaces for coupling of tracking/tracking or tracking/PIC simulations
  • ASCII emission data imports based on particle interfaces
  • Static-, eigenmode- and multiple external field distributions as source fields
  • Support for hexahedral as well as linear and curved tetrahedral meshes
  • Import of tetrahedral source fields into simulations using hexahedral meshes
  • Space charge limited, thermionic, fixed and field-induced emission model
  • Oblique emission
  • Secondary electron emission as material property
  • Definable material transparency of sheets for particles
  • Consideration of space charge via gun iteration
  • Analysis of extracted particle current and space charge
  • Monitoring of beam cross-section, phase-space diagram and other statistical data of the beam
  • Emittance calculation
  • Thermal coupling (export of thermal loss distribution from crashed particles)
  • Automatic parameter studies using built-in parameter sweep tool
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
  • Network distributed computing for remote computations
  • Coupled simulations with the Thermal Solver from CST MPHYSICS® STUDIO
  • Support of Linux batch mode

Particle in Cell Module (PIC)

  • Arbitrary shaped particle source surfaces
  • Circular particle sources with spatially inhomogeneous current distribution
  • Circular particle source in open boundaries
  • Gaussian-, DC-, field induced- and explosive emission model
  • Oblique emission
  • Particle interfaces for coupling of tracking and PIC simulations
  • ASCII emission data imports based on particle interfaces
  • Static-, eigenmode- and multiple external field distributions as additional source fields
  • Import of tetrahedral source fields
  • Automatic detection of multipaction breakdown
  • Support of GPU acceleration
  • Single node parallelization
  • Support of Linux batch mode
  • Online visualization of intermediate results during simulation
  • Calculation of field distributions as a function of time or at multiple selected frequencies from one simulation run
  • Time domain monitoring of particle position and momentum
  • Time domain monitoring of output power
  • Time domain monitoring of particle current density
  • Phase space monitoring
  • Emittance calculation
  • Secondary electron emission as material property
  • Definable material transparency of sheets for particles
  • Isotropic and anisotropic material properties
  • Frequency dependent material properties with arbitrary order for permittivity and permeability as well as a material parameter fitting functionality
  • Field-dependent microwave plasma and gyrotropic materials (magnetized ferrites)
  • Non-linear material models (Kerr, Raman)
  • Surface impedance models (tabulated surface impedance, Ohmic sheet, lossy metal, corrugated wall, material coating)
  • Frequency dependent multilayered thin panel materials (isotropic and symmetric)
  • Time dependent conductive materials
  • Port mode calculation by a 2D eigenmode solver in the frequency domain
  • Efficient calculation of higher order port modes by specifying target frequency
  • Automatic waveguide port mesh adaptation
  • Multipin ports for TEM mode ports with multiple conductors
  • User defined excitation signals and signal database
  • Charge absorbing open boundaries for CPU solver
  • High performance radiating/absorbing boundary conditions
  • Conducting wall boundary conditions
  • Calculation of various electromagnetic quantities such as electric fields, magnetic fields, surface currents, power flows, current densities, power loss densities, electric energy densities, magnetic energy densities, voltages or currents in time and frequency domain
  • Calculation of time averaged power loss volume monitors
  • Calculation of time averaged surface losses
  • Discrete edge and face elements (lumped resistors) as ports
  • Ideal voltage and current sources
  • Discrete edge and face R, L, C, and (nonlinear) diode elements at any location in the structure
  • Automatic parameter studies using built-in parameter sweep tool
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
  • Network distributed computing for remote computations
  • Coupled simulations with the Thermal Solver from CST MPHYSICS® STUDIO
Wake Field Module (WAK)

  • Particle beam excitation for ultra-relativistic and non-relativistic beams
  • Transmission line injection scheme (improved dispersion characteristics)
  • Arbitrary particle beam shapes for ultra-relativistic beams
  • Automatic wake-potential calculation
  • Automatic wake-impedance, loss and kick factor calculation
  • Wakefield postprocessor allows to recompute wake impedances
  • Mesh settings for particle beams
  • Direct and two indirect wake-integration methods available
  • MPI Cluster parallelization via domain decomposition
  • Support of Linux batch mode
  • Efficient calculation for loss-free and lossy structures
  • Calculation of field distributions as a function of time or at multiple selected frequencies from one simulation run
  • Adaptive mesh refinement in 3D
  • Isotropic and anisotropic material properties
  • Frequency dependent material properties
  • Gyrotropic materials (magnetized ferrites)
  • Surface impedance model for good conductors
  • Port mode calculation by a 2D eigenmode solver in the frequency domain
  • Automatic waveguide port mesh adaptation
  • Multipin ports for TEM mode ports with multiple conductors
  • High performance absorbing boundary conditions also for charged particle beams
  • Conducting wall boundary conditions
  • Calculation of various electromagnetic quantities such as electric fields, magnetic fields, surface currents, power flows, current densities, power loss densities, electric energy densities, magnetic energy densities, voltages or currents in time and frequency domain
  • Calculation of time averaged power loss volume monitors
  • Calculation of time averaged surface losses
  • Discrete edge and face elements (lumped resistors) as ports
  • Ideal voltage and current sources
  • Discrete edge and face R, L, C, and (nonlinear) diode elements at any location in the structure
  • 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 multiple port/mode excitations
  • Coupled simulations with the Thermal Solver from CST MPHYSICS® STUDIO

Automation

  • Automatic parameter studies using built-in parameter sweep tool
  • Automatic structure optimization for arbitrary goals using built-in optimizer
  • Fully parametric 3D modelling
  • VBA macro language
  • OLE automation server
  • Template based postprocessing
CST Simulation Acceleration
  • Acceleration options handled by a token scheme
Documentation
  • Handbook "CST STUDIO SUITE® First Steps"
  • Handbook "CST PARTICLE STUDIO® - Getting Started and Tutorials"
  • Handbook "CST STUDIO SUITE® Advanced Topics"
  • Online Help System
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 PARTICLE STUDIO® is a configurable tool with a choice of 6 solver modules. The standard configuration is one full process with the electrostatics field solver module, the magnetostatics field solver module, the particle tracking mocule (TRK), and one additional frontend. Floating and node-locked licenses are available. Please contact your local sales office for further information.

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