Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 Fall Webinar Series Recap

Last week, we wrapped up our Fall Webinar Series and I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you who joined us in huge numbers. In our Webinar Series we are exploring current technology. This seems to be always popular with engineers who want to stay on the cutting edge of EM simulation, and seeing the interest in different subjects always helps us to gauge how popular different topics are with our users. We have started another series of webinars – getting ahead with - which is focusing on how-to use of our software in sample Flows. In 2016 this series will start on February 4th. You are cordially invited to join. Registration for the webinars will be soon available here.

We were especially impressed with the turnout for two webinars in particular- Phased Array, FSS and Polarizer Design and Simulating Graphene-EnhancedDevices.

The “Phased Array, FSS and Polarizer Design” webinar, by our MW&RF Market Development Manager Marc Rütschlin, showed how the tools in CST STUDIO SUITE can be used to design complex periodic structures such as phased array antennas and frequency-selective surface (FSS) metamaterials.  In this year’s release of CST STUDIO SUITE, we improved the design flow for phased array simulation with the introduction of the Phased Array Wizard. This allows engineers to carry out a full array design– from creating the individual element to simulating the entire array with radomes and other components – in an integrated workflow. If you’re interested in this topic, look out for In February 11, 2016 we will feature a brand new webinar, with a more hands-on step by step breakdown of the Phased Array Wizard workflow as part of our Getting Ahead With Webinar Series.

Graphene is another hot topic, and having been already been a subject of research for a decade (including a Nobel Prize in 2010) the material is now starting to be considered for industrial applications. Because it’s just an atom thick, electrons move across its surface like a gas, and so graphene has some rather unusual electromagnetic properties. “Simulating Graphene-Enhanced Devices”, by CST Principal Engineer Frank Scharf, gave an overview over Graphene and particularly its electromagnetic properties and applications. In the webinar CST STUDIO SUITE special tools that have been implemented to simulate it, such as  a graphene material model, that can be used, with other non-linear material models, to simulate complex devices. The examples that were discussed, spanned an enormous frequency range.

We have webinars throughout the year and I encourage you all to explore our webinar back catalog which is available in our webinar archive.

Martin Timm
Director of Global Marketing, CST 

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