Full Wave - Frequencydomain 2D/3D

Outputs of the solution are:

  • Plot: Magnetic Fluxdensity, Magnetic Fieldstrength, Electric Fieldstrength, Current Density, Eddy Current Losses Density, Vectorpotential, Nodal Force - virtual, Nodal Moment - virtual, Lorentz Force, Poynting Vector. 
  • Table: Total Force - virtual, Total Moment - virtual, Total Lorentz Force, Voltage on Circuits, Current on Circuits, Power on Circuits, Eddy Current Losses, Ohm Resistance, Inductivity, Phase Shift.
  • Coupled Thermal: Temperature


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Electric Field Formulation

The Full Wave Solver takes into account all terms of Maxwell's equations. Due to this the wavelength can be smaller than the analyzed part dimensions and even very high frequencies are allowed. In the time domain results are the electric and magnetic field for every time step.

The basis equations:
(1)           rot h = j + dt d
(2)           rot e = -dt b
(3)           b = m h
(4)           d = ε e
(5)           s e

+Silver-Müller radiaton condition at infinity (outgoing waves) 

Electric field formulation:
(6)        rot rot e + s m dt e + e m dt2 e = 0

The Electric field equation can be solved in the time- or frequency domain.

Basic Example

Waveguide Loaded Cavity

The statement of this Team Workshop Problem 18 is to find the resonant frequency and other results of a square-shaped TE101 cavity coupled to a rectangular waveguide through a centered symmetrical inductive iris. All walls are perfectly conducting.

a = 22,86 mm
d = 2*a/8
L = 26,86 mm
t = a/32

The analysis is done in 2D and 3D. The pictures demonstrate these two meshes.

2D mesh with 2744 tri elements.


3D mesh with 38151 tetrahedral elements.


Reference and Numerical Results

Reference results [1] are compared to the results of the Magnetics solution. They show a good agreement.

Reference Result: 
    Freq = 9,180 GHz

Numerical Result 2D mesh
    Freq = 9,171 GHz
    Deviation: 0,1%

Numerical Result 3D mesh
    Freq = 9,158 GHz
    Deviation: 0,24%

2D Result of E-Field Pattern [V/m]

Graph Maximum E-Field over Frequency

[1]: Bardi, I., Biro, O., Dyczij-Edlinger, R., Preis, K., & Richter, K. (1994b). Solution of TEAM Benchmark Problem 18 “waveguide loaded cavity”.