Surface with a function(x,y)
Moderator: thorsten
Surface with a function(x,y)
Hi Thorsten,
First, thank you for sharing and releasing this great software under GPL3.
I want to model surface plasmons on metallic films.
I have searched and wanted to ask you if it is possible to add a geometry that is a 2D function such as h(x,y) = sin[(2π/Λ)x] + sin[(2π/Λ)y] (defining a surface corrugation profile).
From this then I could construct a 3D film defined as the volume between two surfaces like h(x,y), given a thickness.
I believe it is not possible right now. But what would be the best way to add this feature? Or, faster, how to build it using the current primitives and transforms?
Thank you,
Pedro
First, thank you for sharing and releasing this great software under GPL3.
I want to model surface plasmons on metallic films.
I have searched and wanted to ask you if it is possible to add a geometry that is a 2D function such as h(x,y) = sin[(2π/Λ)x] + sin[(2π/Λ)y] (defining a surface corrugation profile).
From this then I could construct a 3D film defined as the volume between two surfaces like h(x,y), given a thickness.
I believe it is not possible right now. But what would be the best way to add this feature? Or, faster, how to build it using the current primitives and transforms?
Thank you,
Pedro

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Re: Surface with a function(x,y)
Yeah, this AddLinPoly() is fantastic.thorsten wrote:Hi,
wouldn't a polygon (LinPoly) do the trick? Just use enough edge sample points?
regards
Thorsten
I was struggling with the AddPolyhedron() to build a hexagonal prism (with 24 triangle faces ), and definitely the AddLinPoly() is better.
However, I still have a question on AddPolyhedron(): what is the standard of the order of the vertices in a face?
regards
lolicon
Re: Surface with a function(x,y)
Some information about the polyhedrons can be found here: http://openems.de/index.php/Polyhedron
Please add any missing information or let me know of anything is unclear.
You might add your example...
regards
Thorsten
Please add any missing information or let me know of anything is unclear.
You might add your example...
regards
Thorsten
Re: Surface with a function(x,y)
thorsten wrote:Hi,
wouldn't a polygon (LinPoly) do the trick? Just use enough edge sample points?
regards
Thorsten
Thanks for the reply Thorsten.
Looking at the AddLinPloy wikipage I see what you mean. But generating a sine corrugated surface would be too inefficient and would be hard to modulate it through some parameters as it would through a continuous function. Could this continuous function be implemented in openEMS code? If so, could you point me out where could I start looking at? Or maybe there is a way to put octave generate sufficient polyheadron or linpoly points for sufficiently describe the sine corrugated surface that I need. I should look better at the later.
Anyway I proceeded with importSTL. I generated the STL on SolidWorks where you can modulate any parameters.
If I find a better way to illustrate what I want I will post here and if agreed I will post on the wiki.
Thank you.
Re: Surface with a function(x,y)
There might be one other type of primitive, that is described by a formula.
E.g. "r<10" would be a sphere with radius 10. But I think there is no Matlab/Octave interface for this primitive (yet).
As far as I see it, the best way is to use FreeCad or SolidWorks to model STL objects as you did.
Maybe you can attach a picture of your antenna?
regards
Thorsten
E.g. "r<10" would be a sphere with radius 10. But I think there is no Matlab/Octave interface for this primitive (yet).
As far as I see it, the best way is to use FreeCad or SolidWorks to model STL objects as you did.
Maybe you can attach a picture of your antenna?
regards
Thorsten
Re: Surface with a function(x,y)
Hi,
Attached is the continuous metal layer I am interested. I am trying to simulate surface plasmons.
Regards,
Pedro
Attached is the continuous metal layer I am interested. I am trying to simulate surface plasmons.
Regards,
Pedro
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 Metal grating
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Re: Surface with a function(x,y)
Hi,
sounds like a challenge.
I would recommend to start doing only a 2D simulation first? According to your picture doing only yzplane?
Modelling this metal layer I would define a linear extruded polygone (AddLinPoly). Flat on the bottom and the sinusoidal shape on the top.
But this is going to be not so easy. Excitation, meshing and so on will be a challenge.
You could experience instability too, if you do, reduce the time step manually.
Edit: Have a look at this paper (page 11) maybe
regards
Thorsten
sounds like a challenge.
I would recommend to start doing only a 2D simulation first? According to your picture doing only yzplane?
Modelling this metal layer I would define a linear extruded polygone (AddLinPoly). Flat on the bottom and the sinusoidal shape on the top.
But this is going to be not so easy. Excitation, meshing and so on will be a challenge.
You could experience instability too, if you do, reduce the time step manually.
Edit: Have a look at this paper (page 11) maybe
regards
Thorsten