CST – Computer Simulation Technology

CST MPHYSICS® STUDIO

Technical Specifications

1 May 2016

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

  • Temperature dependent Young’s modulus
  • Displacement boundary condition
  • Traction boundary condition
  • Thermal expansion
  • Neo-Hookean material model for simulation of large deformations
  • Various Stress plots: Von Mises, Hydrostatic and Tensor components
  • Strain plot including the visualization of the volumetric strain
  • Nonlinear solver computes the Green-Lagrange and the Almansi-strain as well as the 2nd Piola-Kirchhoff and Cauchy stress tensors
  • Displacement plot including a deformed mesh plot
  • Import of force densities from EM-solvers
  • Export of deformed structure to CST MICROWAVE STUDIO
Thermal Stationary Solver Module

  • Isotropic and anisotropic material properties
  • Bioheat material properties
  • Nonlinear material properties (Bioheat properties and thermal conductivity)
  • Thermal contact resistance
  • Convection for human voxel models
  • Heat transfer by conduction in volumes
  • Heat transfer by convection and radiation through surfaces
  • Sources: fixed and floating temperatures, heat sources, eddy current and stationary current loss fields, volume/surface power loss distributions in dielectric or lossy metal materials imported from CST MICROWAVE STUDIO or CST EM STUDIO, crashed particle loss distribution from CST PARTICLE STUDIO
  • Adiabatic / fixed or floating temperature / open boundary conditions
  • 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
  • Thermal conductance matrix calculation
  • Equivalent Circuit EMS/MPS/DS Co-Simulation for linear problems

Thermal Transient Solver Module

  • Isotropic and anisotropic material properties
  • Bioheat material properties
  • Nonlinear material properties (Bioheat properties, thermal conductivity and heat capacity)
  • Thermal contact resistance
  • Convection for human voxel models
  • Heat transfer by conduction in volumes
  • Heat transfer by convection and radiation through surfaces
  • Sources: fixed, initial and floating temperatures, heat sources, eddy current and stationary current loss fields, volume/surface power loss distributions in dielectric or lossy metal materials imported from CST MICROWAVE STUDIO or CST EM STUDIO, crashed particle loss distribution from CST PARTICLE STUDIO
  • Adiabatic / fixed or floating temperature / open boundary conditions
  • Network distributed computing remote calculations

Post Processing and Visualization

  • 2D and 3D field vizualisation
  • Integration and vizualisation of fields along arbitrary paths
  • Advanced reporting facilities
  • Multiple 1D result view support
  • Online visualization of intermediate results during simulation
  • Import and visualization of external xy-data
  • Copy / paste of xy-datasets
  • Fast access to parametric data via interactive tuning sliders
  • Hierarchical result templates for automated extraction and visualization of arbitrary results from various simulation runs. These data can also be used for the definition of optimization goals
Automation
  • Fully parametric 3D modelling
  • VBA compatible macro language
  • Automatic macro recording
  • 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 MPHYSICS® 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 MPHYSICS® STUDIO is a configurable tool with a choice of options. Please contact your local sales office for further information.

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