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Multi-physics modelling for microelectronics and microsystems - current capabilities and future challenges

Multi-physics modelling for microelectronics and microsystems - current capabilities and future challenges

Bailey, Christopher, Lu, Hua, Stoyanov, Stoyan, Hughes, Michael, Yin, Chunyan and Gwyer, David (2007) Multi-physics modelling for microelectronics and microsystems - current capabilities and future challenges. In: Ernst, L.J., Zhang, G.Q., Rodgers, P., Meuwissen, M., Marco, S., Van Driel, W.D. and De Saint Leger, O., (eds.) EUROSIME 2007: Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, pp. 4-11. ISBN 9781424411054 (doi:10.1109/ESIME.2007.360048)

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Abstract

At present the vast majority of Computer-Aided- Engineering (CAE) analysis calculations for microelectronic and microsystems technologies are undertaken using software tools that focus on single aspects of the physics taking place. For example, the design engineer may use one code to predict the airflow and thermal behavior of an electronic package, then another code to predict the stress in solder joints, and then yet another code to predict electromagnetic radiation throughout the system. The reason for this focus of mesh-based codes on separate parts of the governing physics is essentially due to the numerical technologies used to solve the partial differential equations, combined with the subsequent heritage structure in the software codes. Using different software tools, that each requires model build and meshing, leads to a large investment in time, and hence cost, to undertake each of the simulations. During the last ten years there has been significant developments in the modelling community around multi- physics analysis. These developments are being followed by many of the code vendors who are now providing multi-physics capabilities in their software tools. This paper illustrates current capabilities of multi-physics technology and highlights some of the future challenges

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the published proceedings from 8th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems London, ENGLAND, APR 16-18, 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: multi-physics modelling,microelectronics, microsystems
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:03
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1147

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