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RF Simulation with Ansys HFSS

CADFEM
Training
Electromagnetics
Electromagnetics

In this course you will learn how to perform radio frequency 3D-Electomagnetic simulation with Ansys HFSS.

Over the recent years, data rates in wireless systems are becoming higher, devices are becoming smaller and time to market is becoming shorter. This sets very stringent requirements on R&D engineers. These requirements can be only met with the early use of a reliable 3D EM ...

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Overview
Level:
Basic
Target group:
Users, Instructors, General enthusiasts
Prerequisites:
None
Benefits:
  • Practical tips and tricks regarding HFSS
  • Creation and interpretation of S-Parameters and far field reports
  • Creation and interpretation of EM field plots
  • RF optimization: Matching and placement
Applications:
High frequency
Software used:
Ansys HFSS
Level
Basic
Target group
Users, Instructors, General enthusiasts
Prerequisites
None
Benefits
  • Practical tips and tricks regarding HFSS
  • Creation and interpretation of S-Parameters and far field reports
  • Creation and interpretation of EM field plots
  • RF optimization: Matching and placement
Applications
High frequency
Software used
Ansys HFSS
agenda day 1
  • Introduction in RF simulation
  • HFSS model set up: Material data, Boundary conditions and excitations
  • Mesh and solve procedure
  • Parameterisation and optimization
agenda day 2
  • Hybrid solvers for electrically large objects
  • HFSS layout interface
  • Impedance matching and Co-simulation
  • HFSS link to other tools
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Our offer in detail

This training is offered as a 2-day, consisting of 8 modules.

Day 1

01 Introduction in RF simulation

  • Ansys Electronics Desktop (AEDT) GUI
  • Recommended general options
  • Using the built-in Help
  • Workshop: Antenna array

02 HFSS model set up: Material data, Boundary conditions and excitations

  • Solution types
  • Geometry creation
  • Material data: Standard library and extended library (Ansys GRANTA)
  • Ports and excitations
  • Boundaries and auto-open region
  • Workshop: Assignment of boundary conditions

03 Mesh and solve procedure

  • Initial Mesh settings
  • Adaptive mesh refinement
  • Solution settings
  • Frequency sweep settings
  • Workshop: Creation and interpretation of S-Parameters

04 Parameterisation and optimization

  • Defining parameters
  • Parameter sweeps
  • Use of built-in optimization algorithms
  • Workshop: Optimization of far field radiation pattern

Day 2

05 Hybrid solvers for electrically large objects

  • Hybrid regions and when to use them
  • Theory behind hybrid solvers
  • Electromagnetic interference
  • Workshop: Antenna placed on a car chassis

06 HFSS layout interface

  • 3D layout user interface
  • Layout import
  • Signal integrity
  • Workshop: MoM (Method of Moments) simulation of a single patch

07 Impedance matching and Co-simulation

  • Create a model from blank design
  • Use of manufacturer supplied 3D components
  • Matching networks using Circuit Designer
  • Workshop: Impedance matching using tuning

08 HFSS link to other tools

  • Geometry manipulation using SpaceClaim
  • Thermal and fluid simulation using Icepak
  • Thermal conduction and modal analysis using Mechanical in AEDT
  • High variable count optimization using optiSLang

Over the recent years, data rates in wireless systems are becoming higher, devices are becoming smaller and time to market is becoming shorter. This sets very stringent requirements on R&D engineers. These requirements can be only met with the early use of a reliable 3D EM simulation tool such as Ansys HFSS. The industry golden standard. Using practical examples, we will teach all you need for a successful simulation of your product: CAD import, meshing, numerical techniques as well as the most efficient workflows.

This course targets two audience groups:

  • R&D engineers who develop antennas, connectors, transmission lines or any other RF component
  • Test engineers who want to simulate the parasitic effects of EM fields (EMC) before physical testing so that their products pass the appropriate norms

This course lets you understand the EM behaviour of your product at a very early development stage. With this knowledge, you can optimize the performance and see if you meet specs, hence avoiding costly reworks and waste of time.

Alexander Shalaby
HF Electromagnetics Product Manager, CADFEM UK Ltd
Steffen Seewald
CAE Engineer, CADFEM Germany GmbH, Hanover

Do you have questions on the training?

When will I receive the final confirmation for my training booking?

Straight after you sign up, an automatic confirmation of receipt will be sent to the email addresses you provided. Once you have successfully verified the data you provided, you will receive your personalized sign-up confirmation, containing further information on course fees, the billing address, etc., by email within two to three working days.  

As soon as the minimum number of attendees has been reached, you will receive a final training confirmation containing further information on how to get to the venue. We recommend that you wait until you have received this final confirmation before booking your travel and accommodation.

If the minimum number of attendees is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the training seven days before it is due to start at the latest. We are happy to help you change your booking to an alternative date. Please note that we accept no liability for hotel or travel bookings that attendees have already made.

When is the sign-up deadline for a training?

Training places will generally be allocated based on the order in which attendees sign up. For this reason, we always recommend booking for your desired date as early as possible.

As long as a coures still has free places, it can be booked.

At what time do the training courses begin and end?

Usually the training courses start at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm of the respective local time. The actual course times will be stated in the booking confirmation. Please note that, depending on the training host, there may be a possible time shift between your and the provider's local time. Therefore all local times are provided with the valid time shift to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). 

Head of Seminars
Dr. sc. Jörg Helfenstein

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