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Nanotech 2001 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2001 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Chapter 12: Software Tools, CAD Systems

Coupled System-Level and Physical-Level Simulation

Authors:M. Furmanczyk, M. Turowski, E. Yu and A.J. Przekwas
Affilation:CFD Research Corporation, US
Pages:582 - 585
Keywords:mixed-level, mixed-mode, coupled 3D simulation, system-level and physical modeling
Abstract:Software tools for Mixed-Level Coupled Simulations have been developed. The system-level simulation uses the circuit theory approach, where each element of the system is modeled either through mathematical equation, or through coupling with physical-level 3D simulation. The physical-level simulation solves numerically partial differential equations for those elements. As a system-level simulator, SABER is used, and for the physical 3D simulation, CFD-ACE+ multi-physics solver from CFDRC is used. The coupling communication has been realized using CORBA and additional templates in MAST and C++. The respective SABER and CFD-ACE+ modules can be run on the same or separate computers. Application examples are presented in the paper for electronic packaging, microfluidic system, PCR control, and VCSEL array.
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