Application of Topology Optimization to H-Plane Waveguide Component

Koichi HIRAYAMA
Yasuhide TSUJI
Tsuyoshi NOMURA
Kazuo SATO
Shinji NISHIWAKI

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C    No.2    pp.282-287
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.2.282
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Electromagnetic Theory and Its Application)
Category: Numerical Techniques, Computational Electromagnetic
Keyword: 
topology optimization,  adjoint variable method,  finite element method,  H-plane waveguide component,  

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Summary: 
We investigate the usefulness of the topology optimization with the finite element method in the optimization of an H-plane waveguide component. Design sensitivity is computed efficiently using the adjoint variable method. Employing the optimization procedure, optimized structures of an H-plane waveguide filter and T-junction are obtained from an initial homogeneous structure.